Separating Growing Pains From Warning Signs in Kids
By Avery Johnson | 2/25/2013
Diana Henry, author of the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM), was quoted in this article on growing pains and developmental disorders in the Wall Street Journal.
"A child who presses down too hard on crayons and breaks them or keeps running into other kids on the playground doesn't understand where his body is in space, says Diana Henry, an occupational therapist in Flagstaff, Ariz. In these situations, the brain and body appear to be unable to process and interpret muscle and movement information from the senses correctly, she says."