Welcome to this week’s Blogging Through the Alphabet! I have been Blogging through the Alphabet with Ben and Me and many other bloggers who are offering a wide variety of topics. I am sharing a new topic related to Sensory Processing Disorder each week as we blog through the alphabet. This week’s letter is “N.”
N is for Neurological
Is SPD neurological? As more is learned about Sensory Processing Disorder, major medical strides are being made. For example, what used to be looked at as a disorder they weren’t even sure can be a standalone diagnosis, it is now being recognized for what it is – a neurological disorder.
In fact, there is more hope than ever for those of us who have SPD and those of us that have children with SPD – or in our case both.
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders has just released its first diagnostic guide, the Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood (ICDL-DMIC). The guide includes the first-ever diagnostic codes for Sensory Processing Disorders.
– Source: Advance Healthcare Network
This was a HUGE breakthrough! Back in September I also shared another major breakthrough for Sensory Processing Disorder that showed there are distinct brain differences in those that have SPD versus the Autism Spectrum and ADHD. The abnormalities they found focused on a different region of the brain, which indicated SPD may be neuroanatomically distinct.
As time goes on and we continue to advocate, more and more breakthroughs will be made, and more support will be available for those with SPD.
Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers as well who have linked up to Blogging through the Alphabet! There are a wide variety of topics! Learn more by clicking on the button below!
Please note: I am not a medical professional. I am an adult with SPD raising three children with SPD and speak from my experiences. I do a lot of research and will share sources, but opinions are my own.