Allison Davies

What to do if you suspect your child has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Music therapist and brain care specialist Allison Davies answers a ParentTV members question:

“I have concerns that my 14 year old has signs of sensory processing disorder. Since birth he has not wanted to be held close. He refuses to eat most foods, telling me that he likes the taste but not the texture. He does not remove winter clothing on a hot day, as he doesn’t feel hot. He is academically very bright and a high achiever at school, however does not have many friends, preferring to participate in small group activities led by teachers at lunch times. When he has a bad day, he becomes very stressed and lashes out at his siblings, which is very out of character. Can you please provide more information on this disorder and perhaps strategies to help children (and parents) cope with this?”