SPD and Sexuality: An Interview
Can Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and sexuality impact one another? If so, how does this look, especially in terms of relationship?
In the following interview, we explored one young man’s experience as a self-identified gay man and person with SPD.
Relationship Focused Sensory Treatment: We Shouldn't Just Treat Individuals
I’m Carrie Einck and you know me from the STAR Institute videos on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) for adults and teens. Today, I’m sharing my story of what drove me to work with families dealing with Sensory Processing challenges and how I address sensory challenges in my own life.... (BUT don't forget to read Sarah's story too!)
Sensory Processing Disorder: It’s Not… Something You Outgrow
The “Terrible-Twos”. Separation anxiety. Night terrors. These conditions are closely associated with childhood. They can cause misery to child, caregiver and family alike. They bring distress, angst, loss of sleep, and unfortunately, sometimes the need for professional intervention. What these childhood conditions generally share as a group is the tendency for people to “outgrow” them as they age. In general, we view “childhood conditions” as just that – issues we need only worry about with children.
Toileting and Interoception – How to Help Struggling Children
This is a follow up article to the blog post titled This Hidden Sense Affects Potty Training and Toilet Accidents in Older Kids.
Helping children who are struggling with toileting should be approached as more of a marathon than a sprint. A child with toileting issues may actually be struggling with a little known sensory system called interoception.
This Hidden System Affects Potty Training and Toilet Accidents in Older Kids
I had a revelation the other day. I was talking with the fifth parent of the week who had just found our support group. She had just been told her child had “sensory issues” by a physician and given no further explanation. I started out by sharing the Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) basics with her and what it can look like in a child. I explained that we had more than just the obvious senses in our bodies.
Where To Turn After a Poor Parent-Teacher Conference
It’s that time of year…. Parent-Teacher Conferences. Some parents love hearing about their child’s successes, but some parents don’t have that experience. Instead they receive a troubling report.
If you’re reading this, you probably sat in the tiny chair in front of your child’s teacher and absorbed the classroom your child occupies five days a week. You scoured the walls looking for your child’s artwork and reminisced on your own school days for a minute.
What I Didn’t Know About My Son’s Sensory Processing Disorder
It was in April 2014 when I first learned about Sensory Processing Disorder. My son Brennan was 8 years old and finishing up 3rd grade. When I look back, there is so much that we have learned on this journey, which I am happy to share with those that are first starting out. What puzzles me the most is why we didn’t hear about this sooner? So many children struggle with SPD every day and yet I had no idea what it was. This is the one reason why I want to reach out to as ma
Sensory Processing Disorder Took Our Family to Holland
There is a story called “Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley that I always read to my expecting parents while I work as a prenatal instructor. The story talks about this perfect trip to Italy that you’ve been planning your entire life. The plane lands and as you exit the plane, the flight attendant welcomes you to Holland. Holland? That’s not where I wanted to go!