Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affects nearly every child who is struggling in life. It is fascinating to unravel their problems. Every child is different and unique. It is our pleasure to help you understand your own precious child. Your main goal is for them to be happy.
Here’s some information to give you an idea of what to expect when you come to Therapy Space.
The big room is a place a bit like a mini Total Wipeout, where you can have fun on the different types of swings, hammocks, a giant tyre, “Wendy” the giant cushion, the crash pad, a mini trampoline and on giant balls. There is a cosy den and loads of toys to play with.
There is also a small room for quieter, calmer activities such as drawing, knex, messy play and much more. Usually you will find something that suits your personality, whether you are a child or an adult.
Our aim is to help parents and families of children with difficulties (at home and/or school) understand their child’s behaviour from a sensory perspective rather than from a behavioural one.
Many children will come to Therapy Space without diagnoses because they are struggling due to the following types of difficulties both at home and in school.
As many as one in ten children suffer with these problems and very often the cause is undiagnosed
Poor pencil grip, unable to do fastenings such as buttons, zips, laces, maybe slow at dressing, needs help cutting food or using scissors.
Poor pen grip, presses too hard/soft. Lack of fluency, speed, presentation, letter and number formation.
Clumsy, bumping into things, struggles to ride a bike, takes a long time to achieve motor milestones and finds things like catching a ball difficult.
Frequently losing belongings, difficulty with puzzles, takes ages to get selves sorted to start homework tasks and needs help.
Easily distractible, can be oversensitive and fearful of sounds, appears not to listen or understand instructions. Makes noise for sake of noise.
Frequent meltdowns, blowouts. and tantrums. Often in trouble in playground or classroom, have few friends, immature and rigid in how they play. Dislikes change and needs consistent routines to stay happy and regulated. Obsessions common such as lining up cars, trains, objects.
Literal interpretation of language, difficulty expressing ideas or understanding ideas, may talk about own interests to exclusion of others.