Which means that they can’t filter out important vs. unimportant sounds. So you giving them instructions comes into their ears with the same importance as the dog barking, or the tv on in the background, or the school bus driving down the street, or even your air conditioner running.
As you can imagine, this can get very overwhelming very quickly, which is when you’ll start seeing those SPD symptoms.
If you find your kiddo shutting down, covering their ears, or even displaying increased behavior/fidgety-ness/or overwhelm when there are too many noises in their space, Auditory Processing is definitely something you should look into working on to improve their SPD.
The good news is that it’s a totally improve-able function. Feel free to email me with questions on how/where!
3) Their SPD could be caused by low proprioception
This one is for the sensory-seekers.
Proprioception is our ability to sense our body. Our brain is constantly sending signals out saying
“Feet, are you still there?”
”Toes, everything okay down there?”
”Elbows, everything going okay?”
And our bodies should naturally send signals back to the brain saying “yep, all good here!” which is what proprioception really is.
But when proprioception isn’t doing it’s job correctly, those signals don’t make it back the right way and the brain starts to panic and seeks other ways to get those signals back from the body.