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Everything You Need To Know About Sensory Processing Difficulties!

Everything You Need To Know About Sensory Processing Difficulties!

Introduction

Sensory Processing Difficulties can be difficult to understand because it varies from day-to-day. Even the very nature of what we know about our senses isn’t exactly true. But don’t worry!

We have created this excellent knowledge pack full of excellent resources. They will help to help give you everything you need to know about Sensory Processing Difficulties!

The Basics!

#1: What Are Sensory Processing Difficulties?

This is the first blog in our series and it focuses on giving you a basic knowledge about Sensory Processing Difficulties. It will give you the foundations of SPD so that you are prepped for the blogs that go into each sense in further detail!

READ IT HERE: What Are Sensory Processing Difficulties?

#2: What You NEED To Know About The 8 Senses

Earlier this year we did a presentation at the Birmingham Autism Show. This blog includes it, as well as a mini-podcast and a video that go into further detail passed the basic of the first blog in this series. It introduces Hypersensitivity and Hyposensitivity, as well as looking at coping mechanisms that can help you or your child!

READ IT HERE: What You NEED To Know About The 8 Senses

#3: How To Know If You’re Hypersensitive To Your Senses

So by now, you know a little bit about Hypersensitivity, this blog will help you expand that knowledge. It goes into detail about what hypersensitivity is really like for each sense. It will help you develop your sensory identity and help you understand your SPD better.

READ IT HERE: How To Know If You’re Hypersensitive To Your Senses

#4: How To Know If You’re Hyposensitive To Your Senses

So by now, you know a little bit about Hyposensitivity, this blog will help you expand that knowledge. It goes into detail about what hyposensitivity is really like for each sense. It will help you develop your sensory identity and help you understand your SPD better.

READ IT HERE: How To Know If You’re Hyposensitive To Your Senses

Delving Deeper (Part 1)

#5: Everything You NEED To Know About Sensory Seeking & Avoiding

Everything You NEED To Know About Sensory Seekers & Avoiders

We’ve been through the basics, now let delve a little bit deeper. In this video, Lorraine (in my opinion the know-it-all when it comes to SPD & Autism) delves into what it’s like to be a Sensory Seeker or Avoider. This video & blog is full of useful tips and essential information that you NEED to know!

READ IT HERE: Everything You NEED To Know About Sensory Seekers & Avoiders

#6: What’s The Deal With Light Sensitivity

What's The Deal With Light Sensitivity

Now we are going to delve into the different senses and talk about what life is like living with sensitivity to each sense. First up is Light Sensitivity, Lorraine is taking this one because she lives with it daily. She knows what the deal is with light sensitivity.

READ IT HERE: What’s The Deal With Light Sensitivity

#7: What’s The Deal With Sound Sensitivity

What's The Deal With With Sound Sensitivity

Maybe you struggle with sound sensitivity like I do, well this blog will tell you all about my journey dealing with it. It will also give you some fantastic tips and tricks for adults and children to deal with sound sensitivity.

READ IT HERE: What’s The Deal With Sound Sensitivity

#8: What’s The Deal With Sensitivity To Smell

What's The Deal With Sensitivity To Smell

Sensitivity to smell can be a big thing for a lot of people. It’s the one part of SPD that can really affect your day to day life. Luckily Lorraine is here to guide you through it and help you take control of your life!

READ IT HERE: What’s The Deal With Sensitivity To Smell

Delving Deeper (Part 2)

#9: What’s The Deal With Taste Sensitivity

What's The Deal With Taste Sensitivity

If your child doesn’t eat or has a very limited diet, they could struggle with taste sensitivity. This can be a big worry for a lot of parents of children with SPD. If you are in this situation then you need to read this. It’s full of fantastic tips and really helps you understand Taste SPD!

READ IT HERE:  What’s The Deal With Taste Sensitivity 

#10: What’s The Deal With Sensitivity To Touch

Do you or your child find people touching them extremely uncomfortable? Maybe they only like a certain type of touch and shy away from other types. They might have touch sensitivity.

If you are at a loss understanding touch sensitivity but luckily for you, Lorraine is here to help with some fantastic tips and tricks!

READ IT HERE: What’s The Deal With Sensitivity To Touch

#11: What’s The Deal With Your Vestibular Sense?

Vestibular Sensitivity

So what actually is the mysterious vestibular sense? It’s one of the lesser-known senses that comes 6th on our list. It’s all about direction, balance and motor skills and it has a lot in common with the symptoms of Dyspraxia. Joel lives with it and gives you an in-depth look at what that’s like in this blog

READ IT HERE: What’s The Deal With Your Vestibular Sense

#12: What’s The Deal With Proprioception

what's the deal with proprioception

Interoception and Proprioception are actually very similar but are actually distinctly different once you understand them. Lorraine tells us all about how proprioception makes her seem clumsy and how it affects her life in this fantastic blog!

READ IT HERE: What’s The Deal With Proprioception

#13: What’s The Deal With Interoception

What’s the deal with interoception? Well, that’s what Lorraine is going to tell you in this video. In simple terms, interoception is not knowing what is going on inside your body (i.e. not knowing when you are hungry or full & not knowing when you need the toilet).

Lorraine struggles with this sense a lot and is the perfect person to tell you all about it!

READ IT HERE: What’s The Deal With Interoception

Something Extra!

#14: Jamie’s Five Fantastic Tips For Five Senses!

Jamie's 5 Fantastic Tips For 5 Senses

Jamie lives with SPD for a lot of her senses, that’s why she’s created this fantastic SPD survival guide that includes 5 fantastic tips for 5 senses! You don’t want to miss this

READ IT HERE:  Jamie’s 5 Fantastic Tips for 5 Senses!

#15: How To Create A Sensory Bag – Lorraine’s Tips

How To Create A Sensory Bag - Lorraine's Tips

The world can be a very loud and overwhelming place, but having a sensory bag can help. In this video, Lorraine tells us all about what she keeps in her sensory bag and her tips on how to create a sensory bag!

Watch the fantastic video now!

WATCH IT HERE: How To Create A Sensory Bag – Lorraine’s Tips

#16: FIVE SPD MYTHS SMASHED WITH LORRAINE

5 SPD Myths Smashed With Lorraine

There are a lot of SPD myths and misconceptions from the wider community. Sometimes it can be very annoying to constantly encounter them. This is why Lorraine has come up with 5 SPD myths that she has busted for you!

Find out the most common myths and how to bust them now!

WATCH IT HERE:  5 SPD Myths Smashed With Lorraine


CONCLUSION

We hope that this blog has given you everything you need to know about sensory processing difficulties. If you enjoyed this blog why not share it with someone so they get everything you need to know about sensory processing difficulties too!

If you want more support surrounding SPD, consider joining our Free Sensory Support Group on Facebook!

Why not check out our other knowledge packs here:

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Discovering Dyspraxia – 5 Blogs To Help You Spread Dyspraxia Awareness

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