1: READ a fact sheet from The SPD Foundation for a good overview of sensory integration. Note that the site also offers a treatment directory and a listing of parent support groups.
2: TAKE the Sensory Preference Checklist for Adults and get in touch with your own sensory preferences and sensitivities. Think about how these same things might operate, at a more extreme level, in your child.
3: BUY a copy of The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz, an essential parent's resource for understanding and helping your child with Sensory Integration Disorder.
4: JOIN the Sensory Integration Dysfunction e-mail support list to hook up with a large number of parents who are going through the same things you are.
5: VISIT our listing of Sensory Integration links for more information and ideas.
Do you have suggestions for parents of children newly diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder? Tell them about that book that explained everything, that website full of resources, that e-mail group you still lean on, that experience with your child that made you see things differently. Those of us who have been there have important gifts to give those who have not yet done that. Offer your words of wisdom and experience where you see "Tell Your Tips" below.