(2022) That Pesky D in SPD
August-September issue of Autism Digest.
Time to change the “D” in “SPD”! Sensory Processing Differences is more accurate and inclusive than the terms Sensory Processing Disorder or Dysfunction. The fact that a child avoids swings or craves messy play may mean that she processes senses atypically, not that she is abnormal, has mental illness, or can’t function in daily life.