This week CrossFit Scottsdale is supporting our fellow student Bob Vossoughi and The STAR Center. The STAR(Sensory Therapies And Research) Center is a clinic and research facility for treating children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder.
“Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into responses. For those with Sensory Processing Disorder, sensory information goes into the brain but does not get organized into appropriate responses. Those with SPD perceive and/or respond to sensory information differently than most other people. Unlike people who have impaired sight or hearing, those with Sensory Processing Disorder do detect the sensory information; however, the sensory information gets “mixed up” in their brain and therefore the responses are inappropriate in the context in which they find themselves.”
The remainder of this weeks warm-ups will incorporate things such as light and sound to give us a glimpse of what someone with SPD experiences on a daily basis. Please check out the video below and www.spdstar.org to learn more about Sensory Processing Disorder.