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LSU student asking for help compiling sensory kits for foster children

Posted: 10:33 PM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 23:33:58-05

An LSU student is asking for Louisianians' help to fill sensory kits for foster children.

Andrew Shenkan, a student at LSU, says that for a leadership class, his group is compiling sensory kits for foster children who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

The group has an Amazon wishlist with all types of products and toys to help the children deal with the issues the disorder may bring.

SPD is a brain-based disorder that affects five percent of school age children, according to Shenkan. Children with the disorder may respond to sensory information as though it were aversive and feel constantly bombarded by stimuli. This can greatly affect their mood and emotions.

Donations are needed by November 11. The wishlist can be found here .