Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist for School Age Kids

Sensory processing issues can become more apparent in school age children.

Sitting still, paying attention, switching activities quickly and dealing with multiple sounds and sights on the playground are all challenges for children with sensory problems.

Kids with SPD may not exhibit every characteristic and their coping skills may change from day to day. This list of potential SPD symptoms is an educational checklist so you can describe areas you feel your child may need help when you consult your health professional or occupational therapist.

Hypersensitive Sensory Problems for School Age Kids

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist for School Age KidsBright lights in the classroom bother them
  • Fidget because their clothing may be scratching or irritating
  • Easily distracted by background noises
  • Find loud playground noises upsetting, not understand what is going on
  • Bump into things and have many small accidents because they lack body awareness
  • Dislike swings or playground equipment
  • Meltdown when they feel overwhelmed
  • Miss hearing directions can act confused

Hyposensitive Sensory Problems for School Age Kids

  • They may constantly touch people or things and not know when to stop
  • Not understand personal space, be socially inappropriate
  • High tolerance for pain
  • Not be aware of how hitting or pushing can hurt
  • Unable to sit still
  • Love rough and tumble activities which may not be allowed on the playground
  • Crave intense movement
  • Seem uncaring when they actually are not sure what is happening

All children have sensory regulating problems at one time or another but with SPD the problem causes problems in daily life and interferes with learning.

Coordikids child development programs have a program with week to week modules you can do at home. Coordikids has helped many families work through their child’s developmental and SPD problems with success by applying sensory integration techniques to meet developmental milestones and improve behaviour and learning.

 

 

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