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Sensory Processing Disorder In Children
Depends on the sense: The sensory system needs to function seamlessly with our information processing centers. Depending on the sensory area that is most affected, tips, training, skills, and accommodations are available from professionals like psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists etc. Seek a referral to one of the above to start developing plans ...Read more
Integration: Sensory processing disorder occurs when signals from our senses (l.E., hearing, seeing) are not properly integrated in the brain. Because sensory information is not processed properly it make it difficult for a person to act on the sensory stimulation that they receive. ...Read more
Depends on the sense: Our senses need to function seamlessly with our information processing centers. Psychologists and occupational therapists are qualified to do a sensory profile and begin targeting certain sensory issues and developing strategies to accommodate or train the sensory system to improve ...Read more
Sensory processing disorder is usually diagnosed/treated by an occupational therapist. Ask your doctor for a referral. Affected children have difficulty properly interpreting sensory information. So they may be overly sensitive to sounds, textures or movement.
The brain receives messages from the senses and turns them into motor and behavioral responses = processing. ...Read more
Where can I find quality info on sensory processing disorder? Google isn't really helping. Thank you!
Team approach: The referrals usually begin with the primary care physician to Psychologists or Occupational therapists for evaluations and a determination of a sensory profile. Then treatment begins to learn modifications, accommodations, techniques and work-arounds for the sensory issues. ...Read more
Unanswerable: Please tell us what it is that you are hypersensitive to and then we may be able to answer your question. Please resubmit. Thank you. ...Read more
How can an adult with sensory processing disorder stay calm, relaxed and stress free when going out in public places with a lot of noise and activity?
Check anxietybc. Org: One way 2 train your brain 2 become less reactive involves (a) examining your fears about bad things that might happen - what u actually tell yourself; (b) coming up w/ a different story 2 tell yourself - one that helps accept that you'll feel uncomfortable but that's ok; ; (c) gradually spending longer periods time in public places while staying long enough for your level of distress to subside. ...Read more
See PCP first: And he can refer you to an occupational therapist who usually help children and adults with this type of condition. They help by helping them do better at things they are not good at such as uncoordination and clumsiness and to get used to things they cannot tolerate such as making conversation or playing. ...Read more
Can sensory processing disorder be acquired after event? Like after a bout of serotonin snydrome for example
There is no known relationship between the two.
Hope you are fine now and any symptoms cleared up. ...Read more
Is sensory processing disorder real? My 2 yr old was diagnosed with it and sometimes I feel like she is just strong willed and misbehaved
My son is 2yrs old with sensory processing disorder. We are in ot and st but his behavior is getting progressively worse, mostly anger. What can I do?
Neuro/psych assessmt: Have your son evaluated by either a behavioral pediatrician or pediatric psychiatrist/neurologist. Sensory processing problems are common in many disorders including some neurological disorders, the autism spectrum disorders and other conditions. Maybe some parent/child training or therapy may be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
With all due respect: To dr. Rankin, sensory processing disorder is not recognized as a stand-alone diagnosis by medical coding systems, the american academy of pediatrics or the dsm-v. Difficulties processing visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste) & proprioceptive-kinesthetic (relation of body parts to each other & to space) are found in a wide variety of neuridevelopmental disorders. ...Read more
No.: Sensory integration/processing disorder does not make a child more prone to seizures. However, this should be discussed with your child's doctor. Is your child actually having seizures? If so, there could be a neurologic condition causing the seizures and causing other processing problems. ...Read more
Is it possible that if my son has sensory processing disorder he could have bowel issues as well? He don't eat very much send is going to be 9yrs old.
Yes: Unfortunately, bowel issues are relatively common in childhood to kids at any level of function. Slow transit constipation, stool retention, stooling avoidance, secondary leaking issues are all seen either transiently or long term in kids. Some adults are affected but never bring it up out of embarrassment or an acceptance that it is their normal. ...Read more
Partially: Unfortunately, sensory processing disorder is not fully recognized or embraced by all in medical and behavioral and therapy fields. Sensory defensiveness or hyper-reactivity to various stimuli, can be seen in autism, but also in anxiety, depression, mental retardation, adhd of any type and other situations. Many therapies are available, they help some, not all. I'd be wary of any cure claim. ...Read more
2 year old with sensory processing disorder. Want to learn so I can help her in addition to her therapy. Any recommended reading? Thank you
Check out the link below for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on their Healthychildren. Org website for reliable information.
http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/health-issues/conditions/developmental-disabilities/Pages/Sensory-Integration-Therapy. Aspx ...Read more
Is Sensory Processing Disorder real? Or just hype? Is an actual dx? Or just a symptom? Is it on the Autism Spectrum?
It's a real disorder: Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which kids have difficulty receiving and integrating information from the senses. They can be unusually sensitive or insensitive to stimuli. There may be heightened brain activity in response to light, sound, touch, etc. It may have genetic causes and be present in persons w/ developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more
Is there any good data (rcts) on sensory processing disorder in kids without any other diagnosis (autism spectrum, dd, etc)? Thank you.
The American: Academy of pediatrics & coding organizations do not recognize sensory processing disorder as a stand-alone diagnosis, because it's always found as a manifestation of a neurodevelopmental disorder. Occupational therapists use the term descriptively, but it's not a medical diagnosis. ...Read more
My son is 5 yrs. Old has been diagnosed w adhd, ptsd, anxiety disorder, depression, sensory process disorder has trouble w daily functions of life what do?
Processing disorder: There are learning disorders of information processing. This can include auditory and visual information processing. However, I've never heard of a psychological processing disorder, so it could be a jargon term. ...Read more
Varies: It could involve lab work, electrical muscle testing (EMG) and possibly muscle biopsy depending on the situation. ...Read more
ENT and NEUROLOGY: Balace affected inner ear such a small area any thing touching there fluid or infection can give you nausea and off balance if that's not cause see neurologist ...Read more
More testing: Once hodgkin's has been confirmed, further testing is done to "stage" or determine the extent of disease (exam, ct/pet scans, etc). There are 4 stages- stage I is disease in a single area; ii is in two separate areas on one side of the diaphragm; iii is on both sides of diaphragm and IV is widespread. Prognosis is worse the higher the stage but even the worse has 85% chance of remission. ...Read more
Science or reality: Difficult to prove scientifically other than patients surrounded by love & intimacy are happier and recover far quicker. Are discharged from hospital sooner & have more to live for. Those with l & I are less likely to be depressed. More likely to seek medical help sooner & follow treatment plan including taking medications. Thus appears to be a huge plus. ...Read more