“A child with sensory issues has responses to experiences that are way out of proportion, consistently showing behaviors that can’t be dismissed.”
I was intending to put a quote on the site today, but felt the need to write about this first. The above explanation of Sensory Processing Disorder, bests describes what I deal with day-to-day.
I have other symptoms of SPD, but this is the biggest issue I deal with, which is part of the Sensory Processing Disorder scenario. As the child, now the adult, I have struggled with this all my life, but never fully understood what I have come to know now.
I will write another blog shortly on the disorder, just so I have more clarity. For those of us who have it, it helps when others choose not to stand in judgment on our behaviour, but instead help us work through the feelings we get, when our responses to some of those experiences are blown up out of all proportion. We’re not neurotic, we deal with SPD.
Some of the issues to my experiences because of SPD, can make me ill if they’re not dealt with quickly, as they begin to consume my every waking thought. Unfortunately, the responses I struggle with can’t be dismissed until they’re dealt with and that makes the issue worse.
It would be easy for me to panic emotionally, as my emotions make me feel out of my depth. I may struggle to work through some of my thoughts. I just know how the disorder continues to make me feel. It scares me sometimes, because those thoughts if they’re allowed to continue, can consume my every waking thought until I get to deal with them.
It does goes some way, however, to explain why I constantly struggle to change thought patterns and have done ever since I was a child.