Vision, Hearing, Speech, and Sensory Processing Disorders Cause ADHD Misdiagnosis
It’s no surprise that speech, hearing and vision problems can cause a child to suffer bad grades, be unable to make and keep friends, and fail in attempts to control impulsivity and hyperactivity. Likewise, as I noted in previous posts (see below), all sensory integration-processing disorders may mimic ADHD and cause the misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Why? Because the parts of a child’s brain or neurologic system that allow him or her to have normal vision, normal hearing and normal speech; are also the ones that help control thought processing… Read the rest, memory, control of impulsivity and hyperactivity and allow him or her to interact with his or her surroundings and other people in a meaningful way.
An article on the Springfield, MA abc40 and Fox6 News website serves to remind us once again that many children with neurosensory disorders are ultimately misdiagnosed as ADHD or mislabeled with other behavior disorders. In this news story, a survey from “Pathways Awareness of more than 500 pediatric occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists” reported that more than two-thirds of kids between 3 and 8 years old previously diagnosed as having