Accession Number : ADA601897


Title :   The Challenges of Being a Sensory Dysfunctional Child in a Military Family


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Tormey, Timothy L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601897.pdf


Report Date : 02 May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) stated that the Department of Defense would prioritize its allocation of time, people, and money into four principle objectives. The fourth objective is to preserve and enhance the All-Volunteer Force. The military family, particularly during the uncharacteristically high operational tempo inherent in Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF), is experiencing significant strain. One stressor not addressed in the QDR is Sensory Processing Disorder. SPD is a relatively new and unexplored disorder, yet pilot studies and experts have identified that a significant percentage of the population is affected. Untreated and particularly unrecognized SPD creates low self-esteem and hinders social and academic learning in grade school. Treatment for SPD is available, but deployment, the transient nature of the profession, and an inadequate support system hinder and possibly prohibit normalizing neurological connections in the brain of a military child.


Descriptors :   *CHILDREN , *DYSFUNCTION , *FAMILY MEMBERS , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY) , DEPLOYMENT , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , LEARNING , THERAPY , THESES


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE