Although sensory processing difficulties don’t constitute a diagnosis in themselves, it is important to seek an evaluation if you suspect sensory issues.
It is also helpful to work with the child’s teacher at school to identify aspects of the classroom environment that may contribute to sensory overload – for example, for a child that s easily overstimulated by visual input, halogen lights and colourful pictures on the wall may present a challenge.
At Catch Up Kids we are able to provide appropriate sensory diets to assist sensory and self-regulation. This better equips your child to manage and organize the influx of sensory information and to regulate their responses to the information. When a child has appropriate coping tools, they can filter out the irrelevant stimuli in the environment in order to learn more effectively.
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a manageable condition and treating it effectively will help your child modulate their input, and allow them to become confident learners.