Mild sensory processing disorder?

by E.G.

I am a teen with some of the symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder. I have trouble with noise, certain lights, getting my hands dirty, I'm very uncoordinated and I can't sit still. My mom doesn't believe that I have SPD, because she doesn't notice me doing these things, but I am so aware of what other people think/approve of (I'm highly gifted) that I force myself to not do the certain things such as spinning in circles or curling up in a ball when I'm agitated. Does the fact that I can usually control my actions (to some extent) mean that I don't have the disorder, or that I have a mild form of it, or is it just part of being highly gifted, and so acutely aware of everything around me? Also, is is possible to be sensory defensive and seeking? I'm very confused...

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Sep 13, 2011
This definetly sounds like SPD
by: Hoshiko

As a teenager who also has SPD, this definitely sounds like SPD to me, and not 'mild' SPD either. The dislike of certain noises and lighting rings very true. I feel lightheaded and disorientated when I'm in a place with neon lighting, and I can't bear high pitched noises. And being able to 'control' SPD behaviours at certain times doesn't have *ANY* bearing on whether you 'have it or not'. Just because you're not reacting doesn't mean that you're not suffering, does it :3?

Jul 25, 2011
by: E.G.

I have been doing as much research as I can (internet only) and there seems to be much less information on mild SPD, and whether such a thing exists. I appreciate your commenting.

Jul 24, 2011
by: Anonymous

My son has mild sensory processing disorder described lots of symptoms that he has ...and he is highly gifted too. Do some research on SPD help yourself. You will learned how to adapted into it ....but you need to learned how to meet your sensory need.

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