Let's get sensory processing disorder a recognised disability!

Let's get sensory processing disorder a recognised disability!

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Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. 

Formerly referred to as sensory integration dysfunction, it is not currently recognized as a distinct medical diagnosis.

Some people with sensory processing disorder are oversensitive to things in their environment. Common sounds may be painful or overwhelming. The light touch of a shirt may chafe the skin.

Others with sensory processing disorder may:

-Be uncoordinated
-Bump into things
-Be unable to tell where their limbs are in space
-Be hard to engage in conversation or play

Sensory processing problems are usually identified in children. But they can also affect adults. Sensory processing problems are commonly seen in developmental conditions like autism spectrum disorder.

Sensory processing disorder is not recognized as a stand-alone disorder. But many experts think that should change.

I have a 4 year old boy who has just had an assessment for autism, this has taken 2 years to complete all to find out he has SPD! This is not a recognised disability, this is so wrong on so many levels as my poor boy struggles every day & so do we as his parents. 

Please sign this petition & let's get SPD recognised as a disability.

As it stands with sensory processing disorder there is no help in schools or funding for this condition. 

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