Statistics

by Amanda
(NY)

Are there any statistics on the # of children diagnosed with SPD? If so, where could I find them.


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According to Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, the statistics report a minimum of 1 in 20 children in the US have SPD. This is the only published statistic and is based on her research thus far. As awareness increases and more studies are done, we may very well find the statistics to be higher. When we consider the diagnosed and undiagnosed adults, and other countries… who knows how high the stats can go. I think we will see more in the years to come!

To find this published statistic, you can read Lucy Miller’s latest book, Sensational Kids.


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May 27, 2014
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My experience
by: Anonymous

I have aspergers and as part of it , it has made me overly sensetive to sounds touch and sight and tactile things ! Good job ! Wonderful article :-)

Apr 09, 2012
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Thank You!
by: Anonymous

As a mother of a child with SPD, an Early Intervention Developmental Therapist, and an occupational therapy student, I have to say "Thank You" for the honest information about SPD. I am constantly frustrated with people relating all sensory issues with Autism. Over and over, I was told my daughter had Autism. She doesn't and because we were able to find someone well versed in SPD, our daughter received the proper diagnosis and treatment.

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