How to Explain Sensory Processing Disorder to Others

At the age of 3, my daughter was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. It was both frightening and a relief. A relief because now my wife and I had an explanation why my daughter did certain things and could not do other things. It was frightening because I had never heard of sensory processing disorder. I studied special education in college and spent six months working with children and adults who have special needs, including individuals with developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Sensory processing disorder was never discussed. Once I learned that my daughter has sensory processing disorder...

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