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Monday, December 31, 2012 JessicaEddings, Community Member, asks

Q: What is the difference between sensory disorder and ADHD. I just want the signs of sensory disorder.

My son is 8. He seems rather intelligent, but struggles greatly in school, very emotional, always right about everything and relentless on any topic he may be on. He has been in a program that uses Barton Reading for two years. It seems to have helped him academically, but still he struggles and he is extremely emotional. It doesn't help that he has four teen siblings, that of course like to tease him or don't give him the right kind of attention. In my heart I feel there is something more. He has not been officially diagnosed with dyslexia, but we do treat him as such. They say that since he has been involved in Barton Reading that testing would no longer be sufficient to provide a diagnosis. Thank You, Jessica
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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
1/ 2/13 7:24pm



Thank you for your question and welcome to Health Central's ADHD Community.


The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation has an article that explains SPD:


About SPD


You can also read more at:


What is Sensory Processing?


AD/HD and Hypersensitivities


Managing Hypersensitivities in Children with ADHD


I hope this helps.





JessicaEddings, Community Member
1/ 3/13 9:57am

Thank You Eileen.  I will be checking that out.

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