This Week Disability Living has been discussing many aspects of different types of sensory disorders. The main disorder we have focused on has been sensory processing disorder. Did you know that Sensory Processing Disorder Canada Foundation exists to help children who have SPD by providing SPD-related education and more? This blog post highlights Sensory Processing Disorder Canada Foundation and its services and resources.
What is Sensory Processing Disorder Canada Foundation (SPDCF)?
SPDCF is a not-for-profit foundation with one vision: “To build awareness and understanding of sensory processing disorders through education and collaboration.” Sensory Processing Disorder Canada Foundation wants people to understand what SPD is and how it is treated. Here are a couple of topics that SPDCF wants parents of kids with SPD to understand:
– What does “sensory processing” mean? — Sensory Processing Disorder Canada Foundation provides a great definition for the term “sensory processing”: “Sensory processing refers to our ability to take in information through our senses (touch, movement, smell, taste, vision, and hearing), organize and interpret that information, and make a meaningful response.” Once we understand what sensory processing is, we can better understand what sensory processing disorder looks like.
– Is It SPD or ADHD? — Sensory Processing Disorder Canada Foundation understands that sometimes it can be difficult to determine if a child’s problems are being caused by SPD or ADHD. That’s why the foundation has provided online information about that very topic. Visit http://www.spdcanada.org/about-spd/faq/ to read more about SPD vs. ADHD as well as to receive answers for other questions about sensory processing disorder.
Sensory Processing Disorder Canada Foundation is resource-rich.
If you are the parent of a child with SPD, SPDCF is your “go-to” spot for resources. Here are several resources that the foundation offers:
– Resource page for books and websites about childhood SPD – http://www.spdcanada.org/about-spd/tips-from-an-ot/
– Information about sensory integration disorder/sensory processing disorder – http://www.spdcanada.org/category/resource/
– Sensory Toys – http://www.spdcanada.org/category/resource/equipment/toys/
– Occupational Therapy – http://www.spdcanada.org/category/resource/occupational_theraoy/
– Diet/Nutrition – http://www.spdcanada.org/category/resource/for_home/nutrition_diet/
– Music Therapy – http://www.spdcanada.org/category/resource/for_home/music_therapy/
– Visual Processing – http://www.spdcanada.org/category/resource/for_home/visual_processing/
Sensory Processing Disorder Canada Foundation has so many more resources than the ones listed here. Please visit http://www.spdcanada.org/category/resource/ to take advantage of all the information SPDCF offers.
If your child has sensory processing disorder, connect with SPDCF today.
Does your child have sensory processing disorder? Do you want or need more resources and information about SPD? If yes, visit Sensory Processing Disorder Canada Foundation’s website today at http://www.spdcanada.org/.
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