The Sensory Spectrum

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Dyslexia: Early Warning Signs and Solutions for Parents

For Dyslexia Awareness Month, Learn Early Warning Signs of This Learning Disability

Is your young child struggling with reading? Have you noticed any potential “warning signs” that may indicate a learning disability like dyslexia? Research* shows that one in five people in the United States have some sort of learning disability – yet for many children, the problem remains unidentified and undiagnosed far longer than it should. Experts agree that early detection and intervention is extremely beneficial for children who are showing signs of dyslexia or other learning differences. Continue reading


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Disconnected Kids

Book: Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders

Amazon Description: Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home Continue reading


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Signs of Dyslexia Start Before Reading, Study Finds

As I learn more about Dyslexia, I’ve often wondered if this disorder is connected to Sensory Processing Disorder. My son just entered kindergarten, so will this be a problem for him. A recent study did find that Dyslexia has less to do with language/speech and more about how the brain processes the symbols and input it receives. (Sounding a bit familiar?)

Signs of Dyslexia Start Before Reading, Study Finds


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Study: Dyslexia Linked to Visual Attention Problems in Preschool

It’s not uncommon for children with Sensory Processing Disorder to be diagnosed with some other learning disability, including Dyslexia. After all, the two issues are caused by how the brain processes the information it receives. How can I, as a mother, not worry that perhaps my 5yo SPD kiddo will have some type of learning disability as he enters Kindergarden next year.

A new study is finding there is a link between Dyslexia and visual attention problem as early as preschool, well before children begin to learn how to read. Think about what it would mean to be able to help those children early if these findings are reinforced through other studies.

Study Links Dyslexia to Visual Attention Problems in Preschool