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How is sensory processing disorder treated in children?

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Treatment depends on a child's individual needs, but in general, it involves helping children do better at activities they're normally not good at and helping them get used to things they can't tolerate.

Treatment for sensory processing problems is called sensory integration. The goal of sensory integration is to challenge a child in a fun, playful way so he or she can learn to respond appropriately and function more normally.

From: Sensory Processing Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Van Hulle, C.A. January 2012. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,

Schaaf, R.C. , March 2012. Frontal Integration Neuroscience

Gavin, W.J. , July-August 2011. American Journal of Occupational Therapy

SPD Foundation web site: "About SPD."

DIR Floortime web site: "Floortime: What It Really Is, and What It Isn't."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 08, 2017

SOURCES:

Van Hulle, C.A. January 2012. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,

Schaaf, R.C. , March 2012. Frontal Integration Neuroscience

Gavin, W.J. , July-August 2011. American Journal of Occupational Therapy

SPD Foundation web site: "About SPD."

DIR Floortime web site: "Floortime: What It Really Is, and What It Isn't."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 08, 2017

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