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Old 08-15-2008, 03:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am terribly sorry, if this has been stated, or discussed to death.

I read this somewhere, wanted to get the fast answers here, before diving into a new book(at least,new to me) about SPD.

Thanks for any replies or redirections!

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It's not technically on the spectrum, but, more often than not, people who are on the spectrum can also have it. I've always thought of it like one of those "if a is b, and b is c, then a must also be c" type of problems, except a doesn't always have to be c, YK? SPD can be a comorbid disorder, meaning that it exists alongside another disorder, such as an ASD, ADD/ADHD, MR, even gifted kids can have SPD (of course, kids on the spectrum can also be gifted, but that's for another thread.) However, it can also stand alone. I've heard talk of them adding SPD to the DSM V under ASDs but I'm not sure if they should. It doesn't seem like a spectrum disorder to me. It seems like something that can coexist with them, but not something that can stand alone as a spectrum disorder. I hope that answered your question.
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It depends on who you ask. I've read plenty of things explaining how it's not an ASD, and plenty of things explaining that it is, or should be, or that they'd like to have in included.
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I'm so glad you asked this. I have a friend who insists that SPD along with dyspraxia/apraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and ADD/ADHD are all on the spectrum. I haven't seen anything to back up what she claims, but she says that all of these "disorders" involve the same part of the brain as autism.

I'm pretty new to a lot of this and I have 2 boys with SPD. My oldest has APD, suspected dyspraxia and ADD, while my youngest has diagnosed verbal apraxia. I'd love any opinions.
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It depends on who you ask. I've read plenty of things explaining how it's not an ASD, and plenty of things explaining that it is, or should be, or that they'd like to have in included.
As with so many things, it really does depend on who you ask,what the latest research article is,book written is,blah,blah,blah.
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