Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ever Wondered What Sensory Processing Disorder Means?

Last week I listened to a radio interview where a mum was explaining what autism is. For parents of kids with an ASD we understand the lingo. We know the meaning of words like meltdown, severe expressive language delay, OT, sensory processing and so on.

While I listened to the interview I realised that if you haven't been exposed to autism you would have no clue what sensory issues mean. Whilst the mum who was interviewed did a great job of explaining how autism effected her son, I realised what a long way we have to go before everyone understands how ASD impacts the lives of families and individuals.

This quick video explains what sensory processing is and how people with sensory processing difficulties can work to overcome these challenges.


6 comments:

Erin said...

Your boys have been on my mind last night and today, I'm in the midst of Jodi Picoult's book, House Rules. I already knew a fair bit about Aspie's but I understand far more reading this book. she has researched if very well.

Tricia said...

I'm looking forward to reading that book, Erin. My MIL is passing it on once she has finished it.

Renelle said...

Thanks for all the things you find to pass on...and in laymen's terms. Blessings

Tricia said...

Roo's OT told me about the video, so I can't claim to have found it, just passing it on. I think it's a great way to explain sensory priocessing to family and friends.

Aliadelaide said...

That is a good video! We have 3 children who fit into the spectrum and many many friends who also do!
I did a post on one of ours a few years back.(http://homeschoolingdownunder.blogspot.com/2006/02/working-with-aspergers-child.html) . I think these kids make the world a more interesting place !I am interested in getting hold of the book Erin mentions, is it non-fiction or fiction.

Tricia said...

Hi Aliadelaide,
The book is fiction. I haven't read any of her other works, but have heard many great things about her including that she does a lot of research for her books.