What's happening to children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 16 May 2017

18 mins

Have you heard of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? It affects over 5% of kids, but still remains relatively unknown to many parents. 

Emily Saunderson is a Senior Occupational Therapist and Director of Kickstart Kids and along with Professor Shelly Lane from the School of Health Science at Newcastle University, explains what SPD is, and how we might understand the condition better.

Websites:
:: SPD Australia
:: Signs of SPD - Sensory Smarts
:: Therapies and treatments for SPD - Understood.org
:: Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder

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