There are no excuses. In a world so swiftly moving towards the acceptance and understanding of the most diverse groups of people, you are one of the open-minded, kind-hearted who dare to believe that we are more than just our diagnoses or our struggles. If blogs allowed me to hand out gold stars, I would be pressing one into your hand as you read this. Perhaps this will suffice. All people of all backgrounds experience the world through slightly different lenses. As Albert Ellis of the REBT school of psychology believed, we are the products of our upbringing, our culture and family, our environment, and our circumstances.
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Living with Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD
Sensitive women, do you whip off your bra when you get home? Do certain perfumes make you gag? Or does a wrinkle in the sheets drive you nuts? Welcome to the club: adults with sensory processing disorder. Many women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD tell me that the world is full of loud noises, bright lights, and annoying sounds that others filter out easily. Life is chaotic and over-stimulating.
My paperwork is of a higher quality after movement. If I sit still too long I feel like I am going to crawl out of my skin if that makes sense. Tapping my hands or shaking my foot helps during those unavoidable times where I cannot move. Sensory processing impacts other areas as well such as sleep and auditory processing.
Sensory processing disorder SPD is a neurological condition that can make simple things like sound or touch become overwhelming. Young children can learn coping strategies in sensory gyms, but what about teens living with the condition? At 15 months old, Victoria Sciortino underwent early interventional testing and was clinically diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, or SPD. SPD is a neurological condition that causes the brain to process stimuli differently, and the condition has three subtypes. Studies suggest between 5 and 13 percent of preschool children are affected by SPD.