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Archive for Sensory Processing

Exploring the Link Between Sensory Processing and Anxiety in Autism

Exploring the Link Between Sensory Processing and Anxiety in Autism

Mother hugging anxious child

Some children with autism may also show signs of a sensory processing disorder (SPD). Depending on the strength of this disorder, it can cause extreme anxiety for children in very normal environments. In fact, school can be one of the most stressful places for children with a sensory processing disorder. Similar to autism, SPDs present […]

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Guide to Sensory Processing with Tips and Strategies

Toddler girl in child occupational therapy session doing sensory playful exercises with her therapist.
July 25, 2023

Young children have a fascinating way of perceiving the world around them. From a young age, a child reacts to sights, sounds and textures in their own special way. For some children, processing the five senses can lead to an overload of emotions. If you think your child might be showing signs of unique sensory […]

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How Occupational Therapy Helps Sensory Integration Issues

Boy at OT

Have you ever noticed a child at a birthday party who is overwhelmed by the candles on the cake, the noise of everyone singing, and the general mayhem of a party? It’s not normal behavior for a child. It may be that he or she has sensory integration issues. If this sounds like your child, […]

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