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Posts by Dr. Frank E. Patterson

Part 3: SPD Classifications

Category 3, Sensory-Based Motor Disorder (SBMD) Welcome to Part 3 in our 4 part series covering the categories of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). At this point in the series you are empowering yourself to understand and empathize with the challenges that face your loved one living with SPD. When you understand your loved one’s experience…

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Part 2: SPD Classifications

Category 2, Sensory Discrimination Disorder (SDD) This is part 2 in a series covering the categories of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  I encourage you to read Part 1 of the series and the page on our website dedicated to SPD. before reading this blog post. If you’re caught up, let’s continue the discussion. Remember that…

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Part 1: SPD Classifications

Category 1, Sensory Modulation Disorder If you’re new to sensory processing disorder, I highly recommend getting some more background on our page that goes more in depth into SPD. When your loved one receives a SPD diagnosis, they may be placed in a specific category or sub-category classification based on their movements, behaviors, and signs/symptoms.…

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A Day In The Life: An SPD Child Goes Grocery Shopping

What’s it like to live with Sensory Processing Disorder? Imagine yourself as a child walking through the grocery store with your mother. All day you’ve felt the slow strangle of your turtleneck and your itchy shirt tag. You’re already agitated from your itchy sweater and a long day at school, and now your Mom is making…

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The 2 Hidden Senses

You’re familiar with the five senses: taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight, but did you know there’s actually 2 more?  And they’re very important! These are proprioception and vestibular sense, and they help you stand upright and move. But first, let’s talk about the senses you’re familiar with. What are they and why are they…

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