Genetic Link to Autism Uncovered

A variation in the CHD8 gene has a strong likelihood of leading to a type of autism accompanied by digestive problems, a larger head and wide-set eyes. “We finally got a clear-cut case of an autism-specific gene,” said Raphael Bernier, University of Washington associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and clinical director of the…

July Sensory Stories from Sensory Blogs

Welcome to The Sensory Spectrum’s Sensory Blog Hop! Every month, The Sensory Spectrum will host a special blog hop of posts from bloggers. Just imagine a host of bloggers sharing their stories about what it’s like to have sensory challenges and what it means to have a sensory kiddo! Read their stories. Jump from blog…

Sensory Sensitivity Video

Although this video is produced by the National Autistic Society, this video entitled Sensory Sensitivity reflects not only how an Autistic person may experience sensory input but how any sensory sensitive child might.  

Is Sensory Processing Disorder Real?

And yet another article discussing whether Sensory Processing Disorder is real or sheer quackery. You folks know what I think! And while it’s sometimes tough to read articles that minimize the issues my sons have had, I also believe discussing these issues will bring them to the forefront and help with future studies as well…

Early Research Findings Show Value of Treatment for Sensory Processing Disorder

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation has just released preliminary results documenting the effectiveness of the STAR treatment model for children with SPD, showing the value of treatment for Sensory Processing Disorder. Significant improvement were reported in adaptive behavior and emotional functioning after intensive, short-term occupational therapy. The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation has just…

What You Missed in June on The Sensory Spectrum

With the closing of June, I want to extend a very warm welcome to The Sensory Spectrum’s newest followers. I’m glad you’ve joined our sensory community. And I’m so grateful to my dedicated followers. I love reading your comments and emailing back and forth. Your feedback makes me want to find even more inspiring and…

Sensory Benefits of Inverting the Head

My son absolutely loves being inverted. It’s the perfect way for him to reset and calm down. So just what are the benefits of being upside down or inverting the head? CLICK HERE: Sensory Benefits of Inverting the Head

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