“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 compelled to write about Sensory Processing Disorder. The above explanation of Sensory Processing Disorder, bests describes what I deal with.
I have other symptoms of SPD, but this is the biggest issue I deal with. As the child, now the adult, I have struggled with this all my life, but never fully understood what I have come to know, until now.
I am intending to write another blog shortly on the disorder, just so I have more clarity. For those of us who have it, it helps when others don’t stand in judgment on our behaviour, but instead help us work through the feelings we get, when our responses to some of our 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.
It would be easy for me to panic, as my emotions make me feel completely out of my depth. I 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 find a resolve and that’s not easy.
It does go some way to explain why I constantly struggle to change thought patterns and have done ever since I was a small child.