Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's Official

The Society for Healthy Sensory Processing Development was incorporated under the society act on January 13, 2011.

What's next? We have to start doing stuff.....Here are the main purposes of the society (and things to look forward to in the future).

a. To raise awareness within the general public of sensory processing and its related disorder (sensory processing disorder);
b. Promote the importance of fostering and supporting healthy sensory integration/processing;
c. To educate caregivers, parents/guardians, government and agencies about sensory integration and sensory processing (or sensory processing disorder);
d. To provide support for parents/guardians of children with sensory processing issues;
e. Enhancing the quality of life for children with SPD and their families;
f. To raise, use, invest and reinvest funds to enable the society to carry out its stated purposes;
g. To affiliate with and support any societies, associations, companies or institutions having objects similar to those of this society

Where do we start? Help me out by filling out the survey below and stay tuned for more info.


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."