Does your child tantrum/melt down during typical daily activities? Is he or she bothered by noises, constantly spinning or crashing into things, unable to wear certain clothing or showing other signs of sensory issues? There is help for children with sensory processing concerns - from occupational therapy to sensory diets and more.
This page will acquaint you with some of the resources available for families who have a concern about sensory issues. In each case, we've taken the top four resources recommended by local experts in the field to help you get started. Additional resources may be found by using the View More links that follow each section.
Just Getting Started?
Families who are just beginning to suspect a concern with sensory issues can use our Sensory Processing Red Flags or take part in a free occupational therapy consult through our Sensory Processing Awareness Program. We also encourage residents of the Connecting for Kids service area to contact us for personalized support.
You're Not Alone
In addition to the resources on this page, CFK offers opportunities to learn and connect with other families.
To Learn More:
The following organizations have been identified as places to get more information and support:
In addition to the recommended organizations above, there are a number of other organizations supporting sensory issues in children.
Recommended Books & Videos
Learn more about sensory issues from these recommended books:
Recommended Websites, Downloads & Apps
Families may benefit from the following websites and downloads:
Understood: Sensory Processing Issues Topic Page
Child Mind Institute: Sensory Processing Issues Topic Page
The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Resource Page
The Inspired Treehouse Website with resources on child development and sensory diet ideas