More than one disorder

by Dana
(Indiana)

I am wondering if a person can have SPD alone or if they will always have another disorder such as autism or asperger's as well?

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Dec 23, 2010
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Thank you for your comment ("More than one disorder")
by: Anonymous

Hello. I am thankful for the person who initiated this post and to the one who responded. We are currently trying to get our 6 year old daughter re-assessed. She was in Early Intervention when she was younger and while therapists mentioned SPD to us, they never really gave it as a diagnosis.

We had a casual conversation with a developmental pediatrician who told us that more often than not SPD accompanies other related issues like Autism.

It's good to hear another point of view.

Dec 06, 2010
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Absolutely - SPD alone or in conjunction!!
by: Anonymous

Absolutely. Recently we had our son evaluated at the University of Iowa center for Disabilities and Development. We walked out with a diagnosis of SPD only. I was concerned that my son had Autism, ADHD and SPD based on feedback from non-medical professionals.

The SPD is frequently overlapped with ADHD and Autism, but my understanding is that more children have SPD alone than in conjunction.

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