Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Explained

With Allison Davies

Allison Davies, Brain Care Specialist and sensory and behavioural expert, talks about all things Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD. With info on everything from how to tell if your child might have SPD to how you can help them if they do, Allison gives us the lowdown, with some bonus personal insights as an adult with SPD.

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Is it Sensory Processing Disorder or just overload?

In this video, Allison Davies discusses the difference between sensory overload and sensory processing disorder. Understanding what is typical for your child in terms of their responses to sensory input can help you determine whether you need to seek professional help or not.

What is Sensory Processing Disorder, anyway?

In this video, Allison Davies explains what’s actually going on in the bodies and brains of kids with SPD when they’re receiving sensory information like smells, sounds, or touches.

What are the signs of Sensory Processing Disorder?

In this video, Allison Davies discusses the signs parents might see that could indicate their child has a Sensory Processing Disorder. Allison gives some clues about how the experience of sensory overload might present in a child’s behaviour.

Diagnosing or Identifying Sensory Processing Disorder

In this video, Allison discusses how Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) can be identified by allied health professionals, but not specifically diagnosed.

My child has Sensory Processing Disorder. Now what?

In this video, Allison Davies discusses how parents can help their children with sensory processing disorder. Minimising the sensory information in their environments can help keep their sensory load manageable.

I have Sensory Processing Disorder: Here's what I know.

In this video, Allison Davies discusses her own experience of Sensory Processing Disorder to give parents some insights into how their children might be feeling when they’re dealing with sensory overload.