Wednesday, December 2, 2009

new articles

I've posted links to some interesting articles in the SPD-Parents' Connection column to the right of this blog. One article is actually a letter (, edited by me, but meant to be sent from my son to friends and relatives we'll be visiting over the holidays. The original letter was part of the package I received at the SENSORY WORKSHOPS: Building Skills for Parenting Your Sensational Child I attended in July of 2008. At that workshop, they also suggested memorizing an "elevator speech". Something you can easily verbalize to people who ask or need to know about your child's SPD. I wrote an elevator speech and decided to print it on business cards, so I could hand it to people when my mind goes blank. I've made a link to that speech at

I hope this will be helpful!

Have a wonderful Christmas!


The Family Support Institute is pleased to announce a new initiative, a BC-wide website where individuals or their families can create job profiles and connect with freelance support workers in their communities.

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."