From The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation Research Team;
Are you a parent of a child who is 5 years or older and has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), or is typically developing? WE NEED YOUR VOICE! It would only require 1 hour of your valuable time to provide us with desperately needed data.
The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, is collecting data comparing behavioral characteristics of sensory processing in children with ASD, SPD, and typically developing children. This data will be critical to understanding the similarities and differences between the two clinical groups.
You may know that SPD has not yet received diagnostic recognition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), which is the standard diagnostic tool used by mental health professionals worldwide. Since the year 2000, the SPD Foundation has spearheaded an intense campaign for recognition of SPD in the revised DSM-5, which will be published in 2013. Research differentiating SPD from other diagnoses is a crucial step.
YOU can help just by completing our 1-hour online research study. You can do this in the comfort of your own home at any time, day or night.