10 Things a Parent of an SPD Child Wants to Say to YOU

I’d like to take a moment to reflect on a little known sensory disorder that many times coincides with Autism.  This disorder is known as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  Autistic persons often have SPD, but not all persons with SPD have Autism.

SPD involves any disorder of your senses.  This can range from over-sensitivity to light, smells or sound to an under-sensitivity to taste and touch.  SPD can also affect the vestibular and proprioceptive systems which control balance, movement and spatial orientation.

As a mother of a young son with SPD, I’ve come across so many people who are unsure of and even put off by his unique behavior.  Here are 10 things I’d like to say.

Please take a moment to read, share and spread the word.  The more we educate others, the better we become at responding to these children who need us.

He has reasons for being fidgety.

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