• LaurenWallace

Sleep and Sensory Processing Disorder

What is Sensory Processing Disorder? For the estimated 5 – 16% of school-aged children with Sensory Processing Disorder, their daily life experience can differ quite a bit from other kids their age. What may seem like an everyday sound, touch or smell to some can be an input that needs to be avoided or sought out. Families with children with SPD know that their little ones have unique needs, and their love and care is what makes the difference in the manageability of daily life. At the end of the day SPD is not merely a preference for one sensation over another, rather, it’s the difference between feeling safe and comfortable in one’s skin vs. feeling out of control and vulnerable. Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder  Sensory processing disorder is what happens when the human brain quite literally has trouble processing sensations, whether it’s sight, sound, or feel. Sensory processing disorder can include one of two types of sensitivities, or be a mixture of both. Hypersensitivity is the experience of being overwhelmed or easily affected b