Tag: SPD

SPD – what does it stand for?

Our son has SPD. SPD stands for Sensory Processing Disorder.  What does sensory processing disorder mean? Sensory processing (originally called “sensory integration dysfunction” or SID) refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them

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He doesn’t need to “get better”…

There are two things not to say to a parent of a child with sensory processing disorder or any other invisible issue that doesn’t manifest in a way that can be seen “physically”… “He looks fine, though” & “so when

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Let’s not mess around with bedtime…

As I write this, I wonder if we will ever have a time when we are not talking about sleep, or how to make it happen. We are very grateful for the sleep we are now getting, and that our

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It’s not a cure, he doesn’t need a cure…

I hadn’t intended to write a post about sleep or SPD, because right now, things are pretty smooth. My lovely boy is sleeping at night, thanks to having had his tonsils and adenoids removed and no longer waking in the

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What you don’t see – the bumblebee

There’s a noise, I can hear it. It’s a low humming sound. It’s sometimes constant and determined, or it’s sporadic and patchy. It can be heard over other noise, and will often compete with louder noises and it’s also in

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The blog post where I admit that bedtime is awful…

In fact, bedtime round here, could be regarded as a major parenting fail… Before I had children, I swore that any children I had, would go to sleep by themselves and be good sleepers. After all, as a nanny, then

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