Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder
Date of Defense
Pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) are some of the most common neurological disorders today. The cumulative average of recent studies show that PDDs affect six out of 1000 individuals. PDDs are a highly variable group of disorders encompassing a poorly understood and unique set of symptoms. Boundaries between disorders are unclear. This paper will seek to discuss whether or not sensory processing disorder (SPD) should be considered its own diagnostic category within the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Timmer, Scott, "Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder" (2011). Honors Theses. 1845.
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