What is SPD?
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is sometimes known as Sensory Processing Difficulties or Sensory Integration Dysfunction.
SPD is when the brain finds it difficult to do its most important job, which is to organise and respond to the information it is receiving. A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which means some daily living activities like washing are difficult.
The characteristics of SPD are often misunderstood to be negative behaviours. These might include breaking things, biting, pushing people, fidgeting with objects, humming or rocking.
Our 8 Senses
Visual information is received externally through the eye.
The eye detects contrast, colours, patterns, shapes and depth.
Someone with a visual processing difficulty may become easily distracted with moving visuals, may love flickering fabric near their eye or find it difficult to discriminate words on a page when reading.
We have lots more resources including videos, downloads, webinars, support materials and podcasts, plus lots more.
What We Do
We are passionate about raising awareness and educating about SPD. Through immersive learning combined with theoretical knowledge we provide a deeper level of understanding and support.
How do we do it?
We run workshops across the UK and further afield
We deliver online training worldwide
We travel far and wide to raise awareness and share our knowledge at conferences, exhibitions and other events
We have built a community of people with an interest in and/or with a variety of sensory processing difficulties
We have a team of sensory specialists who provide their personal insights to help to inform our research and training
We support people with SPD and those in their lives by supplying a wealth of evidence-based resources and strategies