Top 4 Effects of SPD on Development, Learning and Behaviour

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Top 4 Effects of SPD on Development, Learning and Behaviour

Below are the top 5 effects of Sensory Processing Disorder on development, learning and behaviour.

1. Activity level that is unusually high or low

The child may be constantly on the move or may be slow to activate and fatigue easily. Again, some children may fluctuate from one extreme to the other.

2. Coordination Problems

This can be seen in gross or fine motor activities. Some children may have unusually poor balance, while others have great difficulty learning to do a new task that requires motor coordination such as speech, writing etc.

3. Poor Organization of Behaviour

The child may be impulsive or distractible and show a lack of planning in approach to tasks. Some children have difficulty adjusting to a new situation. Others may react with frustration, aggression, or withdrawal when they encounter pressure and/or failure.

4. Poor Self Concept

Sometimes, a child with the above mentioned problems may know that some tasks are more difficult for him than for other children, but may not know why. This child may appear lazy, bored, or unmotivated. They soon figure out ways to avoid these tasks that are hard or embarrassing.

Delays in speech development, poor social language, inadequate motor skills, or academic underachievement are often manifestations of SPD. When a problem is difficult to see or understand, anxiety builds among parents, teachers and even the child.

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