Sensory Processing Disorder
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Individuals with SPD become overly sensitive to sounds, touch, tastes, etc. or under-responsive to sensory input and be clumsy and a risk-taker. They have a difficult with tags on their clothing and can get deregulated with it. Seams on jeans can be constantly irritating, bright lights or busy spaces can be so distracting it makes them close their eyes or repetitively blink, typical noises can be so irritating that it causes them to cover their ears. Grocery stores, parades, birthday parties, and etc. can be over-whelming.
Adults typically struggle with chronic fatigue because their brain is working so hard to ignore irrelevant information and focus on the task at hand.
Difficulty taking in or interpreting this input can lead to devastating consequences with:
· interactions with others
· daily functioning
· social and family relationships
· behavioral challenges
· regulating emotions
Adolescents and adults may also struggle with anxiety, OCD, and even depression due to a constant feeling like they are not performing as well as they would like. Children may also spin or hang upside down to get more sensory input. They may be very fidgety in school and other places in trying to self-regulate their sensory input. They may be overly hyper or under responsive and have very low energy levels. Frequently people who struggle with multi-sensory integration issues feel as if they don’t have control over how things feel and how their body reacts, therefore they tend to seek control over their environment and routine. They can be sensory seekers or sensory avoiders.
Your child may be having SPD if he or she does the following:
· Excessive risk taking – jumping and crashing into things.
· Have difficulty with puzzles, hand writing, coordination challenges, riding a bike or hitting a ball.
· Cover their ears with every loud sound – even vacuums, toilets or hairdryers.
· Sensory seekers / avoiders – like hugs, need weighted blankets / waists.
· Picky eaters, prefer eating macaroni and cheese and pizza.
· Reactivity to tags on clothing, tight fitting clothes, seams of jeans.
· Difficulty with regulating themselves or calming down before going to bed.
· Difficulty in regulating themselves in crowded spaces or over stimulating environments,
With our unique integrated treatment approach we can enhance an individual’s brain’s ability to adequately process sensory input. In addition our Brain Gym program and treatment strategies assist in developing and strengthening neural pathways that enhances the treatments outcomes with long lasting results.
Our unique integrated treatment approach
At NITI we start with a free consultation as we would like to spend time to understand your situation and discuss how our customized integrated approach can help alleviate your symptoms of anxiety and life long suffering. We will discuss and show you our treatment modalities so you can make an informed decision.
Our treatments start with EEG (eyes open & eyes closed) recording followed by discussing the findings of a 60 page QEEG report by our BCN (Board Certified Neurofeedback Therapist) clinician to understand the underling primary issues in the brain that may be causing the symptoms of anxiety. This assessment along with other psychological assessments help our clinician to create a customized treatment protocol.
You do not have to quit taking medication to participate in out treatments. In fact, we will work with you and your physician to decrease the needs of medication as your treatment progresses and you start to feel better. Our goal is to make you learn skills and re-train your brains dysregulated pathways so that you will not rely on medications and instead lead a worry free life.
Through brain training and using neuroplasticity, a person can change their thinking habits and diminish anxiety symptoms. The best part is that one’s your brain is optimally functioning and you have learnt effective coping skills the improvements sustain after you stop treatments.
Please ask our clinicians to share with you pre and post treatment QEEGs to show how effective our treatments are. If you are still not convinced then we can let you speak with our satisfied clients and seek their experiences.
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Sensory Processing Disorder: A New Name
This is the newest term for, and is synonymous with the terms, Sensory Integration Disorder, Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SI Dysfunction) and Dysfunction in Sensory Integration (DSI). Sensory Processing Disorder is clearly classified under 3 different types… Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD), Sensory Based Motor Disorder (SBMD), and Sensory Discrimination Disorder (SDD) 2 out of the 3 of these additionally have subtypes underneath them that more clearly define the exact nature of the disorder.
The Subtypes Under Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD) are: · Sensory Over-responsivity
· Sensory Under-responsivity
· Sensory Seeking The Subtypes Under Sensory Discrimination Disorder (SDD) are: · Postural Disorder
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