My Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder, Now What?

WHAT ARE THE RED FLAGS OF SPD?

 SPD has a huge variety of symptoms. Let’s take a look at some major indicators that raise a red flag:

  • Picky about clothing and certain fabrics
  • They cannot stop touching people or objects
  • Constant rough housing with siblings or other children
  • Runs into walls, couches, or people
  • Easily overwhelmed by crowded places
  • Chewing on inedible objects like the remote control or shirt collar
  • Do not have a sense of personal space, tend to stand too close
  • Smells everything, even bad smells
  • Likes a routine and changes to that routine can cause a sensory meltdown
  • Loves running and spinning in circles, merry-go-rounds, and amusement park rides
  • Abnormal pain threshold (too high or too low)
  • Does not like being messy or dirty; avoids playing in the sand or dirt
  • Walks on toes
  • Does not like water on their face; hates taking a bath or shower
  • Worried about being touched by other kids while playing
  • Avoid swings, slides, and other playground equipment

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