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What causes sensory processing disorder?

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The exact cause of sensory processing problems has not been identified, but a 2006 study of twins found that hypersensitivity to light and sound may have a strong genetic component.

Other experiments have shown that children with sensory processing problems have abnormal brain activity when they are simultaneously exposed to light and sound.

From: Sensory Processing Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Van Hulle, C.A. January 2012. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,

Schaaf, R.C. , March 2012. Frontal Integration Neuroscience

Gavin, W.J. , July-August 2011. American Journal of Occupational Therapy

SPD Foundation web site: "About SPD."

DIR Floortime web site: "Floortime: What It Really Is, and What It Isn't."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 08, 2017

SOURCES:

Van Hulle, C.A. January 2012. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,

Schaaf, R.C. , March 2012. Frontal Integration Neuroscience

Gavin, W.J. , July-August 2011. American Journal of Occupational Therapy

SPD Foundation web site: "About SPD."

DIR Floortime web site: "Floortime: What It Really Is, and What It Isn't."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 08, 2017

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