What is Sensory Share?

Welcome to sensoryshare.com – your one stop online “shop” for all things Sensory Processing Disorder.

When my daughter’s Occupational Therapist first mentioned Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) to me, I didn’t have the first clue what she was talking about. Having never heard of SPD, I did what most parents do when they first hear those words: I combed the Internet for hours. I managed to find bits and pieces of information – scattered, vague tidbits here and there that were difficult to piece together.

As if my head wasn’t already spinning, my daughter was given a sensory diet. A what? Turns out it’s one diet that has nothing to do with food. Along with a sensory diet came sensory products. I delved into a whole new world of equipment, toys, and products made to help children with Sensory Processing Disorder grow, learn, and develop. What I didn’t know was what would work and what wouldn’t. A lot of these things aren’t exactly cheap and I have wasted my fair share of hard earned dollars on things that just weren’t  a good fit for my daughter.

Our senses are complex and no two experiences with SPD are identical so no two experiences with products will be the same either. SensoryShare.com was born out of my desire to share the good, the bad,  and the ugly of products we’ve tried. Some ended in pieces on the ground, some ended being lodged at me, and others…well some actually worked and I would buy a dozen more if I could only win the lottery.

On this site you will find:

  • Everyday Items. Everything from clothing to cups that made a lasting impression in my house.
  • Play Equipment. Things to jump on, swing on, climb, push, pull, and spin on.
  • Arts and Crafts.  Painting, coloring, drawing and crafting our way through sensory input
  • Educational Toys. Puzzles and games to make learning fun.
  • Fidgets, Chews and More. Busy bodies need all the things to keep them
  • Apps. Because screen time happens and we try to make it count.
  • Books. Parenting doesn’t afford much time to read so make it count.

Ultimately, sensoryshare.com is intended to be an online resource for anyone who loves someone with SPD, cares for someone with SPD or lives with SPD themselves.

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Content will be added routinely.

If you have any questions, a story to share or a product review request, please contact me.