Welcome To Our SPD Community

Supporting, learning, sharing and growing together.

My name is Jeanette Baker-Loftus and Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support is a community that I created over nine years ago when my daughter Kiley was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. I didn't know what it was and I had not heard about it before although, I also have Sensory Processing Disorder too. 

Since then, it has become a place to seek support from other parents who are also struggling with their children. It's a community to share with others what I have learned from my own two children who have special needs and have been diagnosed with multiple diagnosis including Sensory Processing Disorder.  

This is a safe place to find support, get to know other parents who have children with SPD, ask questions, learn, share success and spread awareness. 

Welcome! I am so happy you found us!       


This SPD community for parents, grandparents, family, friends, caregivers, therapists, teachers, professionals, community providers and all others who work with and love children and youth with special needs and Sensory Processing Disorder.  

Children that have Sensory Processing Disorder require specialized services, love and a good support team to be successful in home, school and in the community. 

I welcome and encourage everyone to enjoy our community and it's contents, by working together as a team providing consistency in our children's lives, and effectively communicating with each other. I hope to make a real and lasting impact in the lives of children with Sensory Processing Disorder.

Does your child have Sensory Processing Disorder or are you not sure? Do you have questions? Here are some common symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder. 

Are haircuts, cutting nails, bath time and bed time challenging? 

Does your child struggle with clothes being itchy, tight, uncomfortable or do they feel that clothing tags are bothersome? 

Overly sensitive to touch, movement, sights?

Inability to habituate to sounds and fear with unexpected noises?

Easily distracted?

Holding hands over ears in complex environment?

Avoids tastes, smells, or textures normally tolerated by children that age?

Activity level that is unusually high or unusually low?

Impulsive, lacking in self-control?

Inability to unwind or calm self?

Social and/or emotional problems?

Difficulty making transitions from one situation to another?

Delays in speech, language, or motor skills?

Delays in academic achievement?

Seeks out movement activities? 

While these are just some symptoms of SPD, Your child could have Sensory Processing Disorder. 

DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am a sensory parent. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists gives you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another. Please always consult with a professional.