Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Children
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), formerly known as sensory integration dysfunction, is a condition in the brain that causes issues receiving and processing information that the senses detect. A Sensory Processing Disorder is most common in children, however an SPD can also affect adults, and are commonly associated with developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder.
Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder
A Sensory Processing Disorder inevitably causes issues with the senses, such as oversensitivity to sounds, smells or touch, a lack of coordination, a tendency to be clumsy or bump into things, spatial issues and inability to converse or play with other children.
In some cases a Sensory Processing Disorder will only affect one of the five senses, which are hearing, taste, smell, touch and sight. However, it can also affect multiple senses, causing those affected to be either over responsive or under responsive in several of the five senses.
Causes of Sensory Processing Disorder in Children
It is difficult to identify what exactly the cause of Sensory Processing Disorder in children is, however a recent study may have found a genetic link to the disorder. Others posit that children with SPD have abnormal brain activity when the sense are stimulated. Over time, hopefully the cause of Sensory Processing Disorder can be determined, as this will make treating the disorder that much easier.
Treatment for Sensory Processing Disorder in San Diego
The best treatment for a Sensory Processing Disorder can be found at Functional Integrated Therapeutic Services in San Diego. We have expert occupational therapists ready to help a child with Sensory Processing Disorder with a variety of different therapy techniques. They use sensory integration techniques such as auditory interventions and wellness and health rhythms occupational therapy to help your child with Sensory Processing Disorder acclimate to the disorder and the world around them. Contact Functional Integrated Therapeutic Services in San Diego today for the best occupational therapy for children with Sensory Processing Disorder,