Do you cover your ears when the fire alarm goes off? Do you find fluorescent lights unbearable? Can you feel the seams in your clothes and cut the tags off? Does someone smoking a long way away make you feel like you are suffocating? Take the tests below because you might have sensory processing disorder.
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) disrupts the way the brain takes in, organises, and uses the messages received through your senses – sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, balance and body awareness.
You might be hypersensitive and become overwhelmed by what you see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Or you might be hyposensitive and seek out sensations through your senses.
For many years sensory processing disorder was seen as a “symptom” of autism, but sensory differences did not become part of the diagnostic criteria for autism until DSM-5 in 2013. In DSM-5, sensory differences were…
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