Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a neurological condition that interferes with the brain’s ability to convert sensory messages into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. A child with SPD may feel overwhelmed and over-stimulated in certain environments. Or bristle at harsh fabrics, exposed tags, and even a scent of perfume. Or trip and fall a lot. Or crave the sensory stimulation that comes from racing a sled down an icy hill or tackling a friend on the playground.
In other words, SPD comes in many stripes. Understanding exactly how it impacts your child will help you further refine the list of sensory-friendly gift ideas below, all of which are available on Amazon.com, approved by our son, and deemed worthy of inclusion in our tiny, 300-square-foot lifestyle.
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