Comments for /sensory-processing-blog Sun, 24 Nov 2013 15:16:23 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Tips for Helping Children Avoid Sensory Overload During the Holiday Season from the SPD Foundation by Jeanine /sensory-processing-blog/2012/12/11/tips-for-helping-children-avoid-sensory-overload-during-the-holiday-season-from-the-sensory-processing-disorder-foundation/comment-page-1/#comment-170113 Jeanine Sun, 24 Nov 2013 15:16:23 +0000 /sensory-processing-blog/?p=3057#comment-170113 This is a brilliant article!!! Thank you for the great tips, I feel more positive about going into the holidays more prepared with my sensory child.  ]]> Comment on Picky Eater Webinar – Live by susanne /sensory-processing-blog/2013/10/22/picky-eater-webinar-live/comment-page-1/#comment-160424 susanne Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:19:15 +0000 /sensory-processing-blog/?p=4843#comment-160424 We are only AOTA approved for offering CEUs which only covers OTs. We currently do not offer credits for PT. ]]> Comment on Picky Eater Webinar – Live by Colleen Williams /sensory-processing-blog/2013/10/22/picky-eater-webinar-live/comment-page-1/#comment-159814 Colleen Williams Sun, 10 Nov 2013 13:36:41 +0000 /sensory-processing-blog/?p=4843#comment-159814 Can I receive ceu credits for PT in New York for the on line STAR lectures? ]]> Comment on Final Decision for DSM-V by Laura Rini /sensory-processing-blog/2012/12/05/final-decision-for-dsm-v/comment-page-1/#comment-139796 Laura Rini Sun, 08 Sep 2013 14:23:36 +0000 /sensory-processing-blog/?p=3043#comment-139796 My son’s pediatrician, and therapist have suggested an occupational therapy assessment to rule out a SPD diagnosis. Our insurance has stated that they will cover OT evaluation/treatments for this diagnosis/disorder. I am interested in researching and following the progression of exposure SPD. I have yet to deal with the school in regards to this. It takes many years of research for a disorder to be recognized in the DSM; consider ADHD and PTSD. These disorders were once ‘labeled’ differently, and were not included in previous versions of the DSM; however, they are now included, and ‘recognized’ as disorders. ]]> Comment on Final Decision for DSM-V by Jason /sensory-processing-blog/2012/12/05/final-decision-for-dsm-v/comment-page-1/#comment-136066 Jason Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:43:16 +0000 /sensory-processing-blog/?p=3043#comment-136066 My family is blessed with very good health insurance. However since SPD is not in the DSM, any coverage for treatments, recommendations, even letters of medical necessity are automatically denied. It’s funny how OTs see this right away but Pediatricians do not. It’s not in the book so it “doesn’t exist”. To this day, my son’s Pediatrician has never called my son’s “condition” SPD by name. We’ve even tried to have it classified as dysgraphia and dysphrasia but no luck.

We’ve had luck though with online public school. My son gets one on one help from my wife instead of falling through the cracks in a class with 30 kids. That’s what happened in our local school system. They also refused any evaluations, IEPs, help because he didn’t have anything to be evaluated since it is not in DSM.

Comment on Final Decision for DSM-V by Sarah Cole, MS, OTR/L /sensory-processing-blog/2012/12/05/final-decision-for-dsm-v/comment-page-1/#comment-122239 Sarah Cole, MS, OTR/L Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:41:04 +0000 /sensory-processing-blog/?p=3043#comment-122239 Parents, I hear your concerns and I feel for you greatly. I am an OTR working in the school system currently, however my background is in early intervention home health as well as clinical settings . . I would encourage you to go to your state’s department of education website and try to find any handouts they have published on what sensory integration may look like when provided in the schools by an OT, such as this: . The biggest culprit here us ignorance. It is mind boggling to me, that in my first year in the schools I literally heard OT’s tell me “too bad we can’t do any sensory treatment in schools, huh?”. WRONG. It took a two minute search of the Arizona Dept of Ed to prove them wrong, as if I even needed to do that! It is our jobs as OT’s to advocate not only for the children who need help, but for the skills we have been thoroughly trained to provide, and YES, that means in the schools as well. An OT working in your child’s school SHOULD KNOW BETTER and should work with you to get what your child needs, and may have every resource available to do so. There is always a section 504 plan available as well, that your pediatrician or home-based therapist can support you in putting in place through written documents and letters. As a parent, YOU have a lot more power in what your child receives in school than they want you to think they do . . Request an OT eval, tell them you understand that they can justify qualifying your child for OT to work on ‘learning readiness” or “self-regulation of sensory needs in order to functionally listen and participate in class”. If you are interested in my sending you a sample of a School Sensory Diet, email me at Be well,
Sarah ]]>
Comment on SOS Approach to Feeding Workshops Coast to Coast! by susanne /sensory-processing-blog/2013/05/28/sos-approach-to-feeding-workshops-coast-to-coast/comment-page-1/#comment-112921 susanne Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:51:58 +0000 /sensory-processing-blog/?p=4504#comment-112921 Thank you, Beverly. We will add you to our email list. ]]> Comment on New SPD Parent Workshop Series by gypsy swartz /sensory-processing-blog/2013/03/28/new-spd-parent-workshop-series/comment-page-1/#comment-112833 gypsy swartz Tue, 04 Jun 2013 09:42:35 +0000 /sensory-processing-blog/?p=3647#comment-112833 Are there any SOUTH AFRICAN parents who have a child with SPD? I think we need to support, encourage and help each other…Please contact me as I would love to hear from you.



Comment on SOS Approach to Feeding Workshops Coast to Coast! by Beverly Salmond, SLP /sensory-processing-blog/2013/05/28/sos-approach-to-feeding-workshops-coast-to-coast/comment-page-1/#comment-112620 Beverly Salmond, SLP Mon, 03 Jun 2013 01:28:32 +0000 /sensory-processing-blog/?p=4504#comment-112620 I will be out of state and cannot attend the July California workshop and missed the May Northern California workshop. A SLP attended that workshop and told everyone that it was quite worth while.

Would you kindly put me on a list for upcoming SOS workshops
Thank you.

Comment on New SPD Parent Workshop Series by susanne /sensory-processing-blog/2013/03/28/new-spd-parent-workshop-series/comment-page-1/#comment-103683 susanne Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:43:57 +0000 /sensory-processing-blog/?p=3647#comment-103683 We will be launching a webinar program this summer and hope to expand it to parent workshops to include this one on April 9th. Please make sure you are on our email list to receive our weekly e-blasts. We will announce the online parent workshops via an e-blast when we go live. Please click this link to sign up for emails from us: . ]]>