08 March 2016

Telling the difference between ADHD & Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

"Children with sensory processing disorders need occupational therapy intervention to help them train their brains to manage sensory stimuli that seems overwhelming. Or they need to train their bodies to connect with the sensory signals they are receiving because they are under-responsive.

"Children with ADHD often need medication to help balance the chemicals in their brain to allow them to comfortably function. It is generally accepted that only children with ADHD or ADD will respond to medication. A child who strictly has sensory issues will not respond to medication."

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