Is sensory processing disorder on the autism spectrum?
I have a 2 year old who has been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. A developmental pediatrician, said is "in the spectrum." Another said that it is not. What is the general consensus out there?
Not in the spectrum, Autism is one of the five pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), which is a category of neurological disorders characterized by severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development. The others included in the PDD are Asperger's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), Rett's Disorder, Pervasive Development and Not Specified (PDD-NOS). Sensory Processing Disorder / Sensory Integration Disorder is a neurological disorder causing difficulties in processing information of the five classical senses, the sense of movement, and / or positional sense. Sensory Processing Disorder / Sensory integration disorder has its own diagnosis but may be associated with other neurological disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, the attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, developmental dyspraxia, Tourette syndrome, multiple sclerosis, speech delays, among other conditions.
Diagnosed Autism Luca sensory issue problem