A brighter future?
by Abby Normal
I am a 16 year old, and i have a Sensory Processing Disorder. Looking at this checklist now I can remember experiencing most of the items in tactile defensive, poor muscle tone, and auditory dysfunction. Here is the twist; I have known about it my whole life and as I have grown, the incidences have become fewer and fewer. I am not nearly as challenged as I was 6 years ago. I do still have episodes my family calls "sensory overload" when all these symptoms come back for an hour or two, but never more than an evenings worth of pain.
I don't have any questions, I just wanted to let some of you know, who may just be discovering this disorder in yourself or people close to you; this isn't the end of the world. Aside from taking alternate physical education I live a successful, normal life. I have a boyfriend of 6 months, a scholarship to an art program, and am part of a local girlscout troop.