ADD and SPD…how lucky am I?:)
To be honest, I think I’m pretty lucky to be highly intelligent, creative and extremely sensitive…now that I’m a grown up of course. When I was younger all the qualities I now love were impossible to deal with:) Thankfully I was smart enough, tough enough and contrary enough to get through it all relatively well:)
The sentences I highlighted could possibly explain where my SPD comes from.
Click the link below to read the entire article from ADDitude magazine:
“Who’s at risk?Most people develop normal sensory functioning, but some experts believe that the process goes awry in as many as 10% of children. As with ADD/ADHD, the causes can be unclear and may be genetic, but there are extrinsic factors that may put children at particular risk for SPD. These include maternal deprivation, premature birth, prenatal malnutrition, and early institutional care. Bundling, minimal handling, and propping bottles for feeding deprive the infant of the kinds of stimulation that promote integration of the senses. Such factors may explain why the incidence of SPD is higher among children who were adopted from orphanages. Repeated ear infections before age 2 may also increase the risk factor.”