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What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?

Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD (originally called Sensory Integration Dysfunction) is a neurological disorder in which the sensory information that the individual perceives results in abnormal responses.

Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into responses. For those with Sensory Processing Disorder, sensory information goes into the brain but does not get organized into appropriate responses.

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Futsal for Autism

We're quite excited about this new indoor soccer class for kids with Autism! Registration is now open.  Take a look at the flyer and get in touch with Ms. Karina to learn more.

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Activities & Ideas for your Spinner Fidget

With the Spinner Fidget craze these days, they said it wouldn't last, but it surely has! And with the enthusiasm for the go-to gadget for the wiggles, some pretty clever folks have come up with fun new ways to use your fidget spinner!  We came across these activities and thought we'd share:

Fidget Spinner Art from Science Sparks

Fidget Spinners in the Classroom from

Design your own spinner fidget from Twinkl

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Oh, and if you're still looking for a spinner fidget of your own, we've still got a few in stock.

 

Happy spinning!

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  • Raana Smith

Have you seen how easy it is to rent our products?

**This service is temporarily unavailable.**

We're pretty excited to offer a rental program (in Qatar only) for a few of our products!  You can try before you buy or decide it's not a right fit for you and that's just fine too. Either way, you know what works and doesn't work for your child, and knowledge is power!

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  • Raana Smith

4 Things to do in Qatar for Autism Awareness Day

1.  Show you care--wear blue.  Blue is the color of autism awareness.

2.  Learn--Take a few minutes (1:57 to be exact) to learn about autism and what it feels like.  We've shared this quick video from teachmeaboutautism.com on our blog

Video: Autism Explained for Kids

 

This is a very good, short explanation on what autism is and how it feels.