Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SPD - Parent Connections Meeting

I would like to organize an informal gathering for November; preferably at "Munch" in North Vancouver, so those who can not find babysitters can bring their children. Children play free; but purchasing at least a coffee is greatly appreciated. The owner is wonderful and willing to set aside some space for us.

We will discuss the following:
1. How this parent connection could best support all of us
2. ideas on how to get through the holidays
3. best meeting times and places for next meetings

Friday nights and Saturday afternoons are best for me, but I am willing to look at other days and times. Assuming, Saturdays are good for everyone, I set up a poll to find out the best date and time in November. Please take some time to fill it out.


Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least one in twenty children. Children with SPD don't process or experience sensory information the way other typical children do; therfore, they don't behave the way other children do. They struggle to perform tasks that come easier for other children. Consequently they suffer a loss of quality in their social, personal, emotional and academic life.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is dedicated to continue their research into the knowledge and treatment of SPD, so that, as Lucy Jane Miller writes in her book "Sensations Kids", "the millions of sensational children currently "muddling through" daily life will enjoy the same hope and help that research and recognition already have bestowed on coutless other conditions that once baffled science and disrupted lives."