Sensory Processing Disorder 101

Everything you need to know about Sensory Processing Disorder — from the definition and symptoms, to diagnosis and treatment.

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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