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Sensory processing (sometimes called "sensory integration" or SI) is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you are biting into a hamburger, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, your successful completion of the activity requires processing sensation or "sensory integration."
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formerly known as "sensory integration dysfunction") is a condition that exists when sensory signals don't get organized into appropriate responses. Pioneering occupational therapist and neuroscientist A. Jean Ayres, PhD, likened SPD to a neurological "traffic jam" that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving the information needed to interpret sensory information correctly. A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and other impacts may result if the disorder is not treated effectively.
One study (Ahn, Miller, Milberger, McIntosh, 2004) shows that at least 1 in 20 children’s daily life is affected by SPD. Another research study by the Sensory Processing Disorder Scientific Work Group (Ben-Sasson, Carter, Briggs-Gowen, 2009) suggests that 1 in every 6 children experiences sensory symptoms that may be significant enough to affect aspects of everyday life functions. Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, like those of most disorders, occur within a broad spectrum of severity. While most of us have occasional difficulties processing sensory information, for children and adults with SPD, these difficulties are chronic, and they disrupt everyday life.
To learn more please visit the SPD Foundation at http://spdfoundation.net
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Whiskey's Alibi is a proud supporter of the St. Jude research hospital. This Thursday Feb. 25, 2016 at 3pm Whiskey's Alibi will be live in the studio with 97.9 Big County helping raise money for this great cause.
Please contact us either through our Facebook page, our website or visit http://www.bigcountry979.com/features/st-jude-radiothon-90//to donate directly to 97.9 to help save the life of a child!
We want to thank the local businesses that partnered with us for this event:
Auto Electric Service and Supply, Jonah Bank of Wyoming, Mike Hutton with Century 21 Bell Real Estate, Russ Smiley with Coldwell Banker the Property Exchange and Homes for Heroes (another organization we love), ATR Landscaping LLC, First American Title of Cheyenne, The Rusty Nail of Cheyenne, Desiree Hannabach of #1 Properties in Cheyenne, Brant Audiology Associates of Cheyenne, The Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program, and Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County . Thank you so much for all you do.
Please visit:https://www.stjude.org/ to learn how you can save of a of a child.