sensory processing disorder


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sensory processing disorder

n.
A disorder characterized by oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sensory stimuli, motor control problems, unusually high or low activity levels, and emotional instability, thought by some to be caused by disruption in the processing and organizing of sensory information by the central nervous system. Its status as a clinical diagnosis is controversial. Also called sensory integration dysfunction.
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Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that boys and girls with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have altered pathways for brain connectivity when compared to typically developing children, and the difference predicts challenges with auditory and tactile processing.
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Mum Donna Bowes has told how her sons, particularly 11-year-old Stuart who has learning difficulties and a sensory processing disorder, are struggling to cope with the loss.
Varughese, a pediatric speech-language pathologist who works with children with autism and Sensory Processing Disorder, presents a program that outlines social communication cues for parents and professionals to use to help children ages three and seven with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified, Asperger's, social or generalized anxiety, Pragmatic Language Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder navigate their social world and interact with peers.
Some contend that sensory processing disorder is a distinct and valid diagnosis, while others argue that differences in sensory responsiveness are features of other diagnoses.
For the past year, we have had the difficult journey in discovering my son has a sensory processing disorder, which falls under the autism spectrum.
These are common examples of sensory processing disorder, a field of study currently in its infancy.
The sights, sounds, touches, tastes, and movement are heightened for those on the autism spectrum because studies by the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation/STAR Center show that "more than three-quarters of children with ASD have significant symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD).
Oliver's autism means he has a sensory processing disorder and is unable to cope with loud noises outside like a plane going overhead or unusual smells.
Sensory processing disorder in children can interfere with learning, playing, and the activities of daily living.