My Senses Are In Overdrive — All Of the Time

Sensory Processing Disorder is a unique and challenging neurological condition associated with inefficient processing of sensory information. That may mean scratchy tags are unbearable, or loud noises intolerable. Learn how to recognize the symptoms, and get treatment here.

Who’s at Risk?

Some experts believe that sensory processing goes awry in as many as 10% of children. As with ADHD, the causes of SPD can be unclear. While the condition may be genetic, there are also some extrinsic factors that put children at risk such as maternal deprivation, premature birth, prenatal malnutrition and early institutional care. SPD is higher among children who were adopted from orphanages and among those with repeated ear infections before age 2.
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