One of the biggest gifts you can offer your child with SPD is good posture. The child with SPD typically has low muscle tone and a weak core - both of which are precursors to bad posture later on in life. Work closely with your OT to address these, and follow the home programme your OT recommends. Left untreated, your child with SPD will most likely grow up slouching when he/she walks, stands or sits, and this seriously impacts most functions of the body. An upright posture boosts the self-esteem, aids healthy digestion and breathing, avoids back and neck stiffness, helps with concentration, contributes towards the alleviation of stress, is crucial when learning to write (and actually will contribute towards neater handwriting), and the list goes on ad infinitum.