Of the more than 50 things that can act just like or mimic ADHD, sensory processing disorder (SPD) is one of the more difficult ones to explain to parents and to fully understand.
Sensory processing disorder… Read the rest is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes a child to have difficulty absorbing, figuring what to do with, and appropriately responding to what his or her senses tell about what’s going on in the environment or within their own body.
Senses that might be affected include:
Sight (Visual )
A child suffering SPD may have deficits in one or more of the seven senses and the level of impairment might be so mild as to be hard to detect or so severe as to cause a disability in academic and social situations. Each deficit can cause the SPD child to show behaviors that are often confused with and cause ADHD misdiagnosis!
What types of problems do these kids have?
Difficulty planning and organizing just about everything
Impulsivity related to a need for stimulation-sensory input
Inattentiveness due to withdrawal and avoidance of sensory input felt to be annoying
Problems playing with others or