20 Sensory Processing Disorder Resources for Parents and Professionals

While dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) as a parent or professional, it is important to have access to reliable resources that can provide information and support.

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Here are 20 helpful resources for those navigating the world of SPD:

  1. The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation: This non-profit organization offers resources, education, and support for individuals with SPD and their families.
  2. STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder: This institute focuses on researching and educating about SPD, as well as providing evaluations and treatment.
  3. Understood.org's Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder: This guide provides an overview of SPD, common symptoms, and strategies for managing it.
  4. The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz: This best-selling book offers practical advice for parents of children with SPD.
  5. The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Kranowitz: Another book by the author that offers activity ideas to help children with SPD.
  6. Sensory Processing 101 by Dayna Abraham: This comprehensive guidebook provides information and strategies for understanding and managing SPD.
  7. Sensory Smarts by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske: A practical guide for parents and professionals, with strategies and activities to help children with SPD.
  8. Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Group: This online support group on Facebook provides a safe space for parents to connect, share information, and seek advice.
  9. STAR Institute's Online SPD Course for Parents: This 12-week course provides education and support for parents of children with SPD.
  10. The Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Group: Another online support group on Facebook, specifically for parents of children with SPD.
  11. Sensory Processing Disorder Network: This organization offers information, resources, and a network of professionals focused on helping individuals with SPD.
  12. Understood.org's Community Forum for Parents of Kids with SPD: This forum allows parents to connect, share experiences, and seek advice from other parents of children with SPD.
  13. Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center: This website offers articles, resources, and a directory of services for individuals with SPD.
  14. The SPD Parent Zone by the Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center: A section on their website that provides articles and resources specifically for parents of children with SPD.
  15. Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Handbook: This handbook, available in both English and Spanish, offers practical advice and strategies for parents of children with SPD.
  16. The SPD Foundation's Research Library: A collection of research articles related to SPD, available for free download.
  17. Sensory Integration Global Network: This international organization provides resources and a network of professionals focused on sensory integration and SPD.
  18. Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Tool Kit: This comprehensive guide from the STAR Institute provides information, strategies, and tools for parents of children with SPD.
  19. Understood.org's Resource Guide for Parents of Kids with Sensory Processing Issues: A compilation of articles, videos, and other resources for parents of children with SPD.
  20. Sensory Processing Disorder Parenting: A blog run by a mother of a child with SPD, offering personal experiences, advice, and resources for parents dealing with SPD.

These are just a few of the many helpful resources available for parents and professionals navigating the world of Sensory Processing Disorder. It is always important to continue learning and seeking support when dealing with SPD, and these resources can be invaluable in that journey.  So, always stay informed and connected to make the best choices for yourself and your child. 

Furthermore, it is also important to remember that every individual with SPD is unique and what works for one person may not work for another. It is essential to consult with professionals such as occupational therapists, psychologists, and educators to create a personalized plan for managing SPD. Together, with the support of these resources and professionals, we can help individuals with SPD thrive in their daily lives.  So let's continue learning and advocating for those with Sensory Processing Disorder! 

Remember, you are not alone on this journey, and there is always help available. Keep exploring these resources and reach out for support whenever needed. Together, we can create a better understanding and acceptance for Sensory Processing Disorder in our communities.  So let's keep spreading awareness and supporting each other on this path towards greater understanding and inclusion!  Let these resources guide you as you navigate the world of SPD with your child or those under your care. We hope they provide valuable information, support, and guidance on this journey.  Keep learning, advocating, and supporting those with Sensory Processing Disorder!  The journey may not always be easy, but with these resources and a supportive community, we can make it more manageable.  Let's continue working towards improving the lives of individuals with SPD and creating a better world for them. Together, we can make a difference!  So keep exploring, learning, and advocating for SPD. Don't give up hope and always remember that you are not alone on this journey. Let's work together towards a better future for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder.