School kids with SPD

We’ve put together five top tips for children with SPD (sensory processing disorder) to help concentrate at school. Whether its planning for their first day or you’re just looking for ideas for them to concentrate more in long classes, these tips will give you some great ideas to get started.

1. Plan the school run the night before

Ease the morning without the stress of rushing. Ensure there is a plan in place and that you go over it with them the night before, this will reduce any anxieties and hopefully be a much more pleasant experience for parent and child.

2. Use a stress ball or small object to occupy children during long classes

Long classes at school are common and can prove hard for kids with SPD, provide a small object for them to use in class. It’s always best to check with the teacher to make them aware that they will be using a small object. Anything from stress balls to a hair scrunch will hopefully help children relax and concentrate more.