October is Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness Month, (C'mon, you knew it was only a matter of time. EVERY disorder seems to have a month dedicated to it now) and while to some it may seem a bit extreme that an entire month be devoted to SPD, I, for one, am excited about it. I personally believe this disorder affects a lot more kids (and even adults) than we know and I think it is vital that parents understand it so that they can detect it in their own children. Also, there is a lot of information about SPD that can help all kids, since we all, at one time or another, struggle with sensory overload. Many techniques that work on SPD kids work on people of all ages and situations. Also, with the prevalence of kids who have sensory processing problems, chances are you may at some time work or deal with a kid with these problems
So, I have decided to spend some time this month blogging about SPD. Kathleen Morris, editor of SI Focus magazine has graciously agreed to be interviewed by me, as have a couple of mothers of SPD kids. I also plan on posting some book reviews and whatever else I can think of that would educate others about SPD. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. And if any of you would like to be interviewed or write a guest post about SPD, just drop me a line.