Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids

UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program

In a groundbreaking new study from UC San Francisco, researchers have found that children affected with SPD have quantifiable differences in brain structure, for the first time showing a biological basis for the disease that sets it apart from other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Sensory processing disorders affect 5 to 16 percent of school-aged children.

Children with SPD struggle with how to process stimulation, which can cause a wide range of symptoms including hypersensitivity to sound, sight and touch, poor fine motor skills and easy distractibility.

Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids | ucsf.edu.

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