In-person interviews with parents and footage from diverse therapy sessions give us an inside perspective on the red flag behaviors of Sensory Over-Responsive kids and the fundamentals of treatment. A basic explanation of the role of the autonomic nervous system is enlightening, and we begin to understand one neurological cause of Sensory Over-Responsivity is overactivity of the Sympathetic nervous system.
#103 A Sensible Approach to Sensory Processing Disorder: Sensory Under-Responsivity
The two common behavior patterns for Sensory Under-Responsive children are revealed through parents' first hand accounts and videos of children in therapy. The role of the autonomic nervous system is reviewed, demonstrating the effect of ineffective parasympathetic reactions and important distinctions are drawn between the behaviors associated with SPD and those of children with Autism.
#104 A Sensible Approach to Sensory Processing Disorder: Sensory Craving
The behaviors of Sensory Craving children are explored through parent accounts, therapy footage, and a synopsis of research findings. The distinction between Sensory Craving and ADHD are suggested. The role of the vestibular system is reviewed, and although the underlying neurological mechanisms of Sensory Craving behaviors are yet unknown, this video provides further explanation of each of the eight senses, shedding some light to scientific questions related to this subtype of SPD.
Earn .1 AOTA CEU
102-104 A Sensible Approach to Sensory Processing Disorder: Definitions of Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD) - Sensory Over-Responsivity, Sensory Under-Responsivity and Sensory Craving
LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the three subtypes of Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD)
2. Understand behavioral and emotional challenges of the three subtypes of SMD
3. Understand the functional challenges of each subtype of SMD
Learning Level: Entry Level
Target audience: Parents, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, medical professionals, teachers and anyone wanting to learn more about Sensory Processing Disorder.
Reference Information: Miller, L. J. (2006). Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder. New York: Putnam.
Bialer, D.S. and Miller, L.J. (2011). No Longer A SECRET: Unique Common Sense Strategies for Children with Sensory or Motor Challenges. Arlington, TX: Sensory World.