We all have our limits for the types of sounds we're willing to tolerate; a nearby leaf blower or the incessant chirp of a smoke alarm on low battery will get annoying pretty quickly, and some sounds such as feedback from a microphone are downright excruciating.
But imagine if everyday noises had this effect. That's the reality for people with sensory processing disorders, who may struggle even with ordinary sounds at home or in a school environment. This means the most mundane activities can oftentimes prove extremely problematic, creating emotional scenes that are difficult for both parent and child to cope with.
An emotional reaction such as an angry meltdown in response to sounds is also known as misophonia. On the other hand, a fear of common sounds that might cause a child to exhibit avoidance behaviors is called phonophobia.
Both of these issues often go hand in hand with sensory processing disorders. Being proactive and prepared will give your child the opportunities to reach his or her potential.
We carry a wide range of proven products for visual input, visual learning and sound avoidance. Children and adults with sensory processing disorders greatly benefit from proactive interventions that are designed to help them succeed. By reducing noise distractions and providing safe environments at home, in therapy and in the classroom, those will sensory processing disorders are encouraged and allowed to thrive.
Our product selection includes tools, games and toys to reduce excess auditory stimulation, promote visual perception and satisfy your child's craving for visual input.
Many children with autism and other sensory disorders seek feedback, whether that's oral, tactile or visual. Kids who are visual seekers will enjoy products such as our bubble columns, fiber optics products, or Lune, a touch controlled sensory LED.
Creating a sensory space and an appropriate outlet for your child or loved one doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. We offer a wide range of toys, games and products specifically with sensory processing disorders in mind. Shop today or contact us for additional information.