Yes, it's true, SPD made the New York Times today. I was about to post a running update, but had to do this first. The article, The Disorder Is Sensory; the Diagnosis, Elusive, explains what SPD is and where the diagnosis currently stands within the medical community. It is a good article that highlights how occupational therapists and parents are trying to help children while many doctors are not accepting the idea that Sensory Processing Disorder is, in fact, a legitimate diagnosis.
Exposure is good. But there is much work to be done to get SPD recognized. Children and families are suffering because they are alone, without support or understanding. I want to mainstream SPD. To have everyone know what it is. To realize that small changes may make a huge difference.
I want multi-sensory learning to be incorporated in all schools. For early detection and remediation of Sensory Integration issues to be the norm. For all children to feel accepted no matter how they experience the world.
The grass roots effort is already snowballing.
Spread the word.