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Sensory Processing Disorder verses Autism

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What is the difference between Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)?

People with SPD &ASD exhibit difficulties with high-level tasks involving the integration of different brain areas.

Specifically,both disorders result from transmission glitches in the long distance neural pathways that connect different brain areas. Excellent connections result in smooth perceptions and responses. Less than optimal connections result in clog ups of input and/or output.

In SPD these altered perceptions and responses are related to sensory information from the environment –internal and external. The defining characteristics of ASD (autism) are altered perceptions and responses related

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