Is SPD A Form Of Autism Or Aspergers?

by Anonymous

Is SPD a form of Autism or Aspergers?


This is a good question and one that needs clarification for sure.

Autism, Aspergers, and SPD are all different and distinct diagnoses. Although they are often similar and overlap, the bottom line is that you can have any one of these without having the other.

A huge percentage of kids with Autism also have SPD. A large percentage of kids with Aspergers also have SPD. But one does not have to have SPD to receive a diagnosis of Autism or Aspergers. And one does not have to have Autism or Aspergers to receive a diagnosis of SPD.

My favorite resource for identifying, understanding, and treating different diagnoses including the ones you mentioned is:

Just click on the book to find out more. I HIGHLY recommend it for anyone trying to sort out the different diagnoses that tend to overlap and co-exist with SPD (including auditory and visual processing disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, etc.).

It surely can be confusing! Please comment below if you have further insights about Autism

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Jun 16, 2012
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Spd vs aspergers
by: Anonymous

My 7 year old is twice exceptional, 2e. He has sensory sensitivities in every area except proprioceptive and internal regulation. And he has exceptionally good verbal/reasoning abilities and memory. He freaks out at insignificant things. He is not always socially appropriate and has a hard time making friends. We have been questioning the possibility of him having Aspergers, but his sense of humor and fun and his creative thinking/ problem solving abilities seem to be characteristics that rule out Aspergers. There can be a lot of social problems and emotional intensity that comes with having a deficit in one area and a gift in another.

Jan 10, 2011
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WHAT is wrong with my baby?
by: Up side down baby

My son is 18 months old. He was diagnosed with SPD a few months ago. He was going to a special school bc he was developmentally delayed but has since caught up. He tested out bc his speech was in range for his age group.. I can not imagine this coming at a worse time. He hurts himself... pinching,clawing,slapping himself, pulls his eye lashes and hair out as well. But he smiles and has grown more affectionate ON HIS TERMS he has NO FEAR and doesnt learn from falls and does not respond to spanking or time out.... he doesnt even mind shots at the doctor. When we move stuff that he climbs on he moves it back and it is HEAVY stuff..

Im at a loss and can't find the answer to this odd behavior. I have raised 6 children and ran a in home daycare for 15 years... he is adopted but, from a family member so still no answers and I have never seen anything like this... anyone ANY advice would be welcoming.

Jul 05, 2010
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Son with SPD and ASD concerns
by: Anonymous

My son has SPD and was evaluated for Autism Spectrum Disorder before we got the SPD diagnosis. He was one point away from meeting the criteria for ASD. I still have concerns now that he is a year older and looking forward to reading this book.

Sep 27, 2007
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Very helpful information
by: Anonymous

I have also questioned this about my son who was diagnosed with SPD. He has some SPD traits that seem to overlap with Asperger's. I am anxious to get the book you recommend to help give some clarity to this issue.

Nov 18, 2012
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hello,
by: Anonymous

my 15 year old son has aspergers, and spd. He goes in meltdown modes with he is overstimulated,he will throw things and try to kick me.

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