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  • Vestibular Input and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Vestibular input is just one of eight senses that we receive sensory input from on a daily basis. If we are seeking more vestibular input or sensitive to the amount of vestibular input we are receiving it may make certain tasks very challenging.  Understanding vestibular input and SPD Sensory processing is how we take in…

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  • Palmar Grasp Reflex and SPD

    For my last blog we explored the Spinal Galant Reflex and its connection to sensory processing disorder (SPD). If you missed it you can check it out here. The Palmar Grasp Reflex is one of the more commonly retained primitive reflexes, so we will talk about what it is, how it is impacted by SPD and…

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  • The Importance of Play

    We know the importance of play for kids, right? But why is play important, and how does play relate to sensory processing? What is play? “Play… is a way for your child to familiarize themselves with the world while exploring and testing their own limits.”1 We discover and explore our world through play. It is…

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  • Spinal Galant Reflex and SPD

    For my last blog we explored the Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex and its connection to sensory processing disorder (SPD). If you missed it you can check it out here. For the next few months I will continue to delve into the most commonly retained primitive reflexes, so keep watching if we haven’t talked about the one you…

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  • Sensory and Sleep

    Kids with sensory processing disorder (SPD) may also struggle with sleep. We all understand the importance of a good night’s rest, and you have probably seen a difference in your child when they get a good night’s sleep vs not.  Is there a connection between sensory and sleep? How do we help to improve sleep…

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  • TLR and Sensory Processing Disorder

    For my last blog we explored the Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex and its connection to sensory processing disorder (SPD). If you missed it you can check it out here. For the next few months I will continue to delve into the most commonly retained primitive reflexes, so keep watching if we haven’t talked about the one…

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  • Sensory Strategies For School

    The classroom can be difficult for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD). The variety and intensity of sensory input can be overwhelming for some. This may result in difficulties with focus, participation, and behavior. Others may be able to ‘hold it together’ while at school but are so ‘done in’ that by the time they…

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  • Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex and SPD

    For my last blog we explored the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex and its connection to sensory processing disorder (SPD). If you missed it you can check it out here. For the next few months I will continue to delve into the most commonly retained primitive reflexes, so keep watching if we haven’t talked about the one…

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  • Does Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Affect Adults?

    Yes! Adults can have sensory processing disorder (SPD). Maybe for your entire life you’ve noticed some difficulties with sensory input, or perhaps your just seeing it now.  Everyone receives and interprets sensory input, and because of this, we sometimes have challenges processing it.  There’s lots of information out there on how SPD affects kids, but…

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  • ATNR and Sensory Processing

    For my last blog we explored the Moro reflex and its connection to sensory processing disorder (SPD). If you missed it you can check it out here. For the next few months I will continue to delve into the most commonly retained primitive reflexes, so keep watching if we haven’t talked about the one you…

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