Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

Discussion 1

The author of this post discusses Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), which mainly affects how our brain processes sensory information. According to the author, this information comes from sound, sight, touch, smell, and taste. The author also mentioned three possible of this disorder, such as Sensory Modulation, Sensory Discrimination, and Sensory-Based Motor Disorders. Within the post, it is discussed that SPD is a combination of various neurological disorders. The author argues that Sensory Processing Disorder influences a child’s daily life. To be precise, it makes children feel overwhelmed and over-simulated in some circumstances and social environments. The author has also provided a few examples of triggers that provoke troubles with receiving and responding to information from the senses described earlier. Common SPD triggers include tags on clothes, tight clothes, loud noises (fireworks, thunder), bright lights (camera flashes, bright sun, strobe lights), odors (perfume, scented detergent), and sweat. These factors can distract and annoy the child diagnosed with SPD.

Week 1

The author brought up the subject of sensory processing disorder (SPD), which is a condition in which the brain has problems processing and reacting to information from the senses. This disorder leads to issues with communication in society. The author lists the parameters such as attention, movement, relationships, and emotions mainly affected by this disorder. The author has also pointed out that this illness can coexist with other neurological disabilities. Within the post, there are several examples of how triggers, such as tags on the clothes and mashed potatoes, which seem simple for ordinary people, will distract people’s lives diagnosed with this disorder. According to the discussion post, these factors will make children’s life as well as their parent’s life much more complicated, leading, for example, to a limited diet or non-stop crying and stress. People with SPD experience a sense of darkness worldwide, as if their sensory receptors are muted.

Post Sensory Discrimination

As I have noticed from this post, the theme of the discussion the author wanted to point out is sensory discrimination. Children with the sensory discriminating disorder frequently struggle with information perception, interpretation, and identifying the properties of sensory stimuli. According to the author, it is vital to know and understand that a child with this disorder uses the senses to process information from the environment. This will help us to understand how a child is sensitive to sounds, touches, and visual signals. The author has noticed that this will allow him to become prepared for situations and cases when a child experience a sensory overload. Educators could also know what triggers the children and how it affects their behavior. For example, the author mentioned ways to overcome irritative situations, such as providing earplugs or noise-muffing headphones when there is a noise distraction (drill). It is also proposed to have manipulators, such as fidgets, that help to calm the child.

Week 2

As I have seen from this post, the author sought to emphasize sensory discrimination as the main topic of the conversation. Children with sensory discriminating disorders usually have trouble understanding and interpreting information and recognizing the characteristics of sensory inputs. According to the author, sensory discrimination evolves as the child grows up. It deals with all person’s senses, such as visual, auditory, tactile, taste/smell, and movement. The author illustrates the case with matched potatoes as an example in which this disorder could be noticed. Eating mashed potatoes will unlock different senses, such as touch, smell, and sight, so there can be other behavior in response to the situation. If the mashed potatoes are smooth or uneven, there can be an issue with the texture or even the way they appear. In conclusion, the author mentioned that it is essential for an educator to know how to react to these situations and solve upcoming problems so that a child will not be afraid or stressed out.

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