SPD stands for Sensory Processing Disorder. Children and adults with this disorder have difficulty processing sensory stimuli, including things they see, hear, taste, smell, and feel. Each season presents its own unique challenges for individuals with SPD, so your family’s strategies and goals might shift slightly with each new season.
Summertime is an exciting season for kids and adults alike. The weather is excellent, there’s more quality family time, and there are many options for exciting events and gatherings. There are also several holidays and opportunities to grill, celebrate, and watch fireworks.
But summer presents quite a few challenges for children with SPD:
Summer can get a little hectic! Kids with SPD can be intimidated by unfamiliar routines and general unpredictability. But you can help them make the most of summertime by holding onto some sacred habits, pacing family activities, and building the best self-regulation backpack ever.
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