How to Recognize ‘Sensory Processing Disorder’ in Your Child

Sensory p rocessing d isorder (or SPD) is a neurological condition in which someone cannot interpret external or internal stimuli the way a “neurotypical” person would. People with SPD can be hypersensitive and may shy away from being overstimulated, or hyposensitive. Occupational therapy is a fabulous idea if your child has sensory sensitivities. There is also a correlation between anxiety and SPD, and there is no clear connection between why individuals on the autism spectrum and ADHD also have SPD.

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