Sensory Processing Disorder has been described by WebMD as a “neurological traffic jam”. Children struggling with SPD can either be oversensitive or undersensitive to sensory stimuli like taste, texture, or sound.

imagesA recent article on the popular blog addressed a question many parents with super-sensitive children may ask themselves: is my child just high maintenance, or does he have a sensory issue?

I would definitely encourage you to check the article out if that’s a question you’ve asked yourself before! It is not an area we have expertise in, but certainly one of interest.

Sarah Forrest is a Literacy Specialist for the Easyread System, and online program for children with dyslexia, reading difficulties, auditory processing problems or more. Get a free 10-lesson-trial from