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It seems that a lot more youngsters are being clinically determined to have what I term "sensory, social and behavioral disorders". These disorders include Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, ODD... the list goes on. Groups of moms get together on mommy blogging sites to discuss these problems and provide advice to one another. As a therapist, I applaud their interest and devotion that will get help for their child, but I am also concerned that these terms are bandied about too freely. To label a young child which has a diagnosis is always to set them apart, which are able to place a social-emotional burden on a youngster who might merely have some mild intervention, but ultimately ends up getting over therapized. What is interesting in regards to the above disorders could be that the criteria for diagnosis have become similar for many of these.

http://www.weightloss-drnmahboob.org/members/werner90preston/activity/39... are called experiencing difficulty focusing, enjoying excess stimulation, disliking sensory stimulation such as sounds and textures, hyperactivity, poor performance in college, difficulty with social performance, motor skill problems, etc. If you put the checklists for every disorder next to each other, there would be described as a great deal of repetition. Most of these diagnoses are subjective anyway. There are no conclusive tests which point with certainty to some specific disorder. So, depending on who'

http://adoseofliberty.com/members/lassen19davidson/activity/63999/ evaluating in addition to their frame of reference, a child with ADHD could be clinically determined to have Asperger's or Sensory Processing Disorder or vice-versa. Why are these claims problem? It really shouldn't matter what name is assigned the variety of symptoms. All that should matter gets appropriate treatment. The problem would be that the recommended treatment can vary depending on the diagnosis. Most children with ADHD can do adequately with medication and some behavior modification strategies. However, should

https://www.minds.com/blog/view/1035789261844537344 be diagnosed instead with sensory processing disorder, the procedure protocol is incredibly different. Not only that, however it is far more time intensive which enable it to be a lot more disruptive to a kid's schedule. My philosophy being a therapist is always to be the very least invasive for good results. I don't need to spending some time performing brushing protocols and doing de-sensitization techniques on a kid who is able to improve with some behavior strategies instead. When parents become consumed by the youngster's label, they often over-treat. No child desires to feel not the same as his or her classmates, as well as to be stigmatized with special accommodations. Parents and caregivers must be put off by labeling their youngster, and concentrate on addressing only the symptoms of their son or daughter. As I stated previously, it is possible to mistake one disorder for the next. It's okay to be controlled by advice using their company moms whose children might have the identical diagnosis, but it is important to keep in mind each case is different, and what works for one may not be good for the next.

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by Dr. Radut.