Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and yesterday, April 2, was Autism Awareness Day. Although ‘J’ is not autistic and Sensory Processing Disorder is not Autism, many with autism also have sensory processing difficulties. The following was taken from the Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder: Children whose Sensory Processing Disorder conforms to the under-responsivity subtype … More Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

A question I get asked a lot! Not an easy one to answer since it’s different for everyone. The STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder is a great resource. Here is their umbrella definition: “Sensory processing (originally called “sensory integration dysfunction” or SID) refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses … More What is Sensory Processing Disorder?