Sensory Processing Disorders in children are comparatively less visible than other disorders, as in people cannot find by a mere glance on a child that he suffers from SPD, but the child himself and the family members struggle daily with this disorder. Sometimes it is even difficult for the parents to acknowledge that their child suffers from one or the other form of SPD. Therefore, it is of paramount importance for the parents to have a clear understanding of all the symptoms of SPD, so that they can find on time that their child has this disorder.
If you would search on web, you will find a long list of SPD disorder symptoms that prevail at different stages. For instance, the motor delay and irritability in toddlers when you dress them, and in pre-schoolers the symptoms can vary from difficulty in making friends to recurrent temper tantrums, and sensitivity to touch, smell, and noise. The symptoms are distraction, aggression, oversensitivity, writing problems, and other social issues in the grade-schoolers. However, all these symptoms are general, which can vary from individual to individual.
Many a times, parents feel frustrated over this disorder in their children but they should not feel so, and try to learn different ways that can help them and their child to lead a happy and a normal life in spite of this adversity. You can read further to find out several ways that will help you deal with this problem in your life with much patience and happiness:
Do not let guilt and anger overpower you
Many a times, the parents of SPD affected children feel guilty and sometimes angry about their situation and for times when they are not in a situation to make their children comfortable. Parents should not let these feelings become powerful; rather they should concentrate on getting the hang of all those ways that can make their and their child’s life better and happier.
Follow your intuition and your individual approach
Family members and friends often question the approach that you use to deal with your sensory child. They five all sorts of suggestions and sometimes they even try to tell you that your approach is not good and you should follow what they are suggesting you to, even if they do not have any prior experience to deal with such kids. Under such circumstances, you should turn a deaf year to all such suggestions and should tell straight in their face that you know what you are doing; you are the one who has been looking after a sensory kid since birth. So, let go of what others say and have faith in your upbringing.
Take pride in your kid’s strengths
Sensory kids are very special, and they are blessed with some unique qualities that parents should be proud of. There is a possibility that other people do not consider a sensory child to be special and blessed but make sure that you do. Write down all the special characteristics your sensory kid possesses, and consider them at time when you feel low and frustrated.
Treat them with utmost love and understanding
Sensory kids require a great deal of love, understanding, and a safe environment to prosper. They have a different way to look at things, and they understand things in a different way. Parents should ensure that they give them all the love they require, and provide them with a safe and a supportive environment, so that they lead a happy life.
Children with SPD demand more love, understanding, and support from their parents. They require a safe and a supportive environment in which they can grow up happily.