SPD and the autism spectrum

Are children diagnosed with SPD autistic as well, or is this a separate diagnosis?

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May 05, 2009
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They are different.
by: Kim Sullivan

Sensory processing problems can happen for anyone. People with Autism and Aspergers tend to have sensory problems as well. I have sensory problems but can read expressions and socialize. If, however, I'm in my new cubical at work with these terrible lights and people everywhere, the social skills seem to disappear and I want to hide under my desk. So sensory problems can look like social problems even if they are not.

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SPD and Autism
by: Anonymous

In a nutshell -- a child can have SPD and not be autistic while an autistic child usually will display SPD characteristics.

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