Saturday, May 24, 2014

a letter from the SPD foundation

We have an unprecedented opportunity to prove occupational therapy works for SPD. 

Last summer Drs. Marco and Mukherjee, researchers at UCSF, published a study (see #1 below) documenting differences in MRI scans of brains of children with SPD from the brains of children with Autism and ADHD. They are ready to collaborate with the SPD Foundation and STAR Center to conduct MRI scans before treatment and after treatment to see the actual differences in the brain from therapy. What an exciting opportunity... and timely! Last week The Washington Post (see #2 Below) reported that "Most experts believe OT can help children with sensory processing issues, but some, ... caution that there's little scientific evidence to prove it."

It's time to PROVE IT! We need your help!
If everyone receiving this message donates $10 we can fund this study and get real answers about therapy. It's really easy to do.

That's it!

Please, please donate $10 or more today and help show the real impact of therapy.

Thank you!  

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."