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How can my child cope with a sensory-related developmental disability?

Following your care team's treatment plan and therapy recommendations is the most important part of helping your child deal with a sensory-related developmental disability. Physical therapy and occupational therapy may also be very important to your child's well being. Because sensory disorders make it hard to learn in a school setting, your child will also benefit from having an educational plan that meets their needs and addresses their specific learning difficulties. An individualized education plan (IEP) can help your child succeed.

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