Improving quality of life for the differently abled Children & Adults


submitted by Rich Maston, MT-BC -

A young boy stands near the playground, covering his ears and looking for an escape route. A girl pushes her lunch away with a look of disgust on her face. A six year old spins in circles like a runaway carousel. These visions are not uncommon sites at Lauren’s Institute for Education. The connection between autism and other developmental disabilities and sensory processing difficulties has long been a subject of debate. It’s sad to say that in this day and age I still hear clinicians saying that such children are simply demonstrating “inappropriate” behaviors, failing to acknowledge what might be the underlying issue; difficulty taking in and interpreting sensory input. New research has provided support for continued treatment of sensory processing disorder, and Lauren’s Institute for Education is proud to continue serving the children who are effected by it as we have since the day we opened our doors.”

Medical News Today

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  1. Beatifully written. I always get e-mail newletters from the SPD Foundation and it sounded just like one of the introductions for sensory processing disorders. The foundation also has parent classes in different area’s of sensory issues, if any of the parents are interested or if L.I.F.E could host a web class like some of the web classes that are listed on the site, they charge up from $60 to $100 a class and they seem to be random from different places, worth a try you guys would be great, I saw Prather’s piece and she looks and sounds amazing what a great team you guys just keep getting better and better. Thanks guys and gals for being the best in our eyes. With much blessing and family appreciation Laura and Samuel Sandoval

    Comment by Laura Sandoval on February 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

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