Free Expert Resource: Are Your Senses in Overdrive?
Many parents don’t realize that ADHD often goes hand in hand with sensory processing disorder, or SPD. In this free download, learn the signs and how you can help your child.
Even outside their daily symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity, some children with ADHD are just considered “difficult.” These children may become anxious or upset when presented with everyday situations that impact their senses — like getting their hair washed, taking medication, encountering loud noises, or going to the dentist.
What many parents don’t realize is that these kid may have both ADHD and sensory processing disorder (SPD), a neurological condition that makes it hard to process and act on information received from the senses.
Experts estimate that sensory processing goes awry in as many as 10 percent of all children. Find out if it could be affecting your family now!