About sensory processing disorders
Simply put, sensory processing disorder (SPD) is "a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses."
Formerly referred to as sensory integration dysfunction, it is not currently recognized as a distinct medical diagnosis.
Challenges of sensory processing disorders
Sensory processing disorder can be described as a "traffic jam" occurring in the brain. These road blocks restrict the proper integration between various sensory organs. Adults or children with SPD might be oversensitive to input from the environment and find such things as light and sound overwhelming. They might struggle with coordination and spacial awareness. Muscles/joints and motor skills might be effected. Plus, sensory processing disorders often exist with other conditions such as:
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