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Is My Child Dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder?

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), it can bring challenges. Families often notice signs of sensory issues during this season, like sensitivity to noise, struggles with transitions, and difficulty staying calm in the heat.

SPD affects about 1 in 6 children, yet it's often misunderstood by healthcare providers who may dismiss concerns as a passing phase. Early intervention is key for these kids to thrive, addressing the root cause rather than just managing symptoms.

Common Signs of SPD in Children

  1. Sensory Sensitivities: Kids may react strongly to touch, sounds, smells, and clothing textures, or avoid new foods.

  2. Seeking or Avoiding Sensory Input: Some seek constant touch or avoid certain activities like hugs.

  3. Motor Skills Challenges: Difficulties with tasks like using utensils, writing, or running may be present.

  4. Coordination Issues: Trouble with balance and spatial awareness can lead to clumsiness.

  5. Crowd Overwhelm: Places like malls or parties can trigger anxiety or distress.

  6. Transition Trouble: Moving from one activity to another may cause meltdowns.

  7. Emotional Outbursts: Difficulty self-calming or managing emotions is common.

  8. Activity Levels: Children may be hyperactive or unusually inactive.

  9. Sleep and Attention Problems: Issues with sleep and focus are typical.

  10. Repetitive Behaviors: Repetitive actions can be a coping mechanism.

Understanding SPD's Impact on the Nervous System

SPD arises from disruptions in how sensory information is processed by the nervous system. Factors like high-stress pregnancies or birth interventions can contribute to these challenges.

Addressing SPD with Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care

Standard medical tests may not pinpoint SPD's root cause, but Neurological INSiGHT Scans can detect nervous system dysregulation. This specialized chiropractic approach helps children manage sensory issues more effectively, promoting emotional regulation and improved sleep.

Taking Steps Forward

If your child shows signs of SPD and you've tried various therapies without success, Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care could provide relief. By addressing subluxations and nervous system dysregulation, this approach aims to enhance sensory processing and overall well-being.

Don't hesitate to reach out to Bright Futures Chiropractic for support. Early intervention and targeted care can make a significant difference in your child's development and quality of life.

By understanding the signs and exploring effective care options, you can help your child thrive and create a more harmonious family environment.

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