Is SPD A Form Of Autism Or Aspergers?
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.
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It surely can be confusing! Please comment below if you have further insights about Autism