SPD is hard to understand and much too prevalent in today’s children. With SPD, the five senses (hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting and touching) can be under-sensitive, over-sensitive or have a normal response to input. Each child is different in their responses to sensory stimuli from the environment. Many times, SPD is a co-occurring condition to autism and ADHD/ADD. Parents report that SPD can be very disrupting to daily life – horrific tantrums, self-harm and harm to others are common responses in a child who has a sensory processing disorder.
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*Article originally appeared at World Mercury Project.