What does Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affect?
SPD can have an impact on every aspect of life.
- Eating and digestion
- Tolerating touch from clothing, water, food, and/or other people
- Ability to sit still
- Ability to pay attention / focus
- Ability to remember and learn
- Emotional regulation
- Behavioral regulation
- and more
What is Sensory Processing?
Sensory Processing, sometimes referred to a Sensory Integration (SI), refers to the ability of the brain to receive information from sensory receptors in the body, process that information in different parts of the brain to make sense of an individual’s surroundings, and then produce an appropriate motor, emotional, and behavioral response to that sensory information.
What is a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) / Sensory Integration Disorder (SID)?
Sensory Processing Disorder is a complex neurological disorder of the brain that interferes with the brain’s ability to receive messages from the body’s sensory receptors, process those sensory messages, and convert them into appropriate and functional motor, emotional, and behavioral responses. Sensory Processing Disorder can affect anyone of any age, and it can be helped at any age.
Do you treat Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) at Sense Able Brain?
Yes, we specialize in treating Sensory Processing Disorder.
How do you treat Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) at Sense Able Brain?
We get to the root of the problem.
SPD typically starts before we are even born, as our neural patterns are developing through the emergence of primitive reflexes.
Human beings start developing reflexes as early as 6 weeks gestation, and these reflexes play a primary role in helping to develop our sensory-motor loop during the first 3 years of our lives. At Sense Able Brain, we are able to address these reflex patterns and help reconfigure them so that they complete the emerge-active-integrate arc that is necessary to create optimal sensory processing connections in the brain.
How long does it take to treat Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?
Because each individual with SPD is unique, and their needs are unique, the answer to this question is “it depends”. The severity of the processing disorder, the length of time it has persisted, the demands of the individual’s environment, and the emotional state of the individual when therapy starts are the greatest determining factors.
Most of the children we work with have been struggling with SPD since birth and have tried multiple interventions before finding the help we are able to provide. We have found that we are able to help even the most challenging case of SPD reach a parent’s desired level of success within 15 months or less.
Considering that some children have had many years to strengthen and solidify dysfunctional neural patterns, by comparison 15 months is a relatively short period of time to reconfigure the neural patterns to a more functional state and allow the child to achieve a much higher level of success in school and life!
How much does it cost to treat Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?
Again, this depends on the individual and the severity of the problem. Even with insurance benefits, it is safe to assume this will be a significant investment of your finances, your time, and your energy.
Remember, this is an investment that will pay off for the life of your child, and for your whole family.