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Info from the SENCO

Kristen Ferguson —

Sensory Processing Disorder - Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli). Sensory information includes things you see, hear, smell, taste, or touch. SPD can affect all of your senses, or just one. SPD usually means you're overly sensitive to stimuli that other people are not.

Does My Child Have a Sensory Issue? (video)

Sensory Checklist - If you are interested in finding out if your child might have sensory issues, use this checklist to get a better understanding of your child's sensory difficulties. 

Sensory Diet - Once you have identified the area(s) where your child might be having difficulty, you can create a "Sensory Diet" which gives you specific strategies to use to help. 

Who can help? Have a look at the following websites for outside agencies and websites that might help you support your child in coping with any sensory issues they experience. 

ReThink Children's Therapy

The ministry of education has Occupational Therapists we can access through the referral process. If you would like to speak to the SENCO further about your child, please contact Kristen Ferguson at kferguson@kaikorai.school.nz