SPD is not a “dubious diagnosis”

6 Mar

I’m an adult with SPD!

Eating Off Plastic

There I was, spending a quiet evening at home, munching diligently on some freshly-baked oatmeal cookies when my eyes scanned the internet headline “Why ‘Sensory Integration Disorder’ Is A Dubious Diagnosis.” The author of the article, Peter L. Heilbroner, MD, PhD, states that Sensory Processing Disorder (or Sensory Integration Disorder, as it’s also known) is not a real condition.

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As I began to violently shovel oatmeal cookies into my mouth, I read and re-read his article over and over. Below, I have written a counter-argument, because I believe Sensory Processing Disorder is real and those of us with SPD deserve advocacy. Since I am an adult with SPD, I will do the advocating!

His argument:

“Many children with autism have “sensory issues” such as oversensitivity to touch. Similar symptoms occur with other neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems (including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and anxiety disorders. However, the prevailing medical view is that “sensory…

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2 Responses to “SPD is not a “dubious diagnosis””

  1. midnightdemons7 March 6, 2016 at 5:57 PM #

    What a quack. Probably the same nut that thought SAD wasn’t real either

    • mm172001 March 14, 2016 at 12:12 PM #

      There are a lot of quacks out there.

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