Navigation Links
Statement from the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation Endorsing New Breakthrough Study Revealing Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids
Date:7/10/2013

Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 10, 2013

“According to the groundbreaking new study from UC San Francisco, published in the online Journal, NeuroImage: Clinical, researchers found that children affected with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) have quantifiable differences in brain structure, confirming a biological basis for the disorder that sets it apart from other neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and autism.

“SPD affects 5% to 16% of children in the general population. That is more than 1 child in every classroom. Typically these children are misdiagnosed with ADHD or autism, or they are not diagnosed at all...Instead an assumption is made that the child has ‘bad’ behavior. Sadly, parents are accused of not disciplining their children appropriately or not providing enough structure for their children. Researchers at the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation have been studying SPD for over 30 years and supports continued research of SPD. The Foundation organized a multi-disciplinary team of experts called the SPD Scientific Workgroup that includes 50 physicians and scientists from research institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Duke and many other universities. These researchers have provided physiological, neurological, psychological, etiological, familial and other data about SPD.

“The study was led by two members of the SPD Scientific Workgroup, senior author Dr. Pratik Mukherjee, a professor of radiology and biomedical imaging and bioengineering at UCSF and Dr. Elisa Marco, MD, who led the study along with postdoctoral fellow Julia Owen, PhD. Marco is a cognitive and behavioral child neurologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

“Dr. Mukherjee and Dr. Marco’s research is groundbreaking and provides the first biologic evidence that SPD is indeed a valid disorder, answering the claim of some that SPD is not a ‘real’ disorder. In the recent release of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (edition 5), the application of the SPD Scientific Workgroup to include SPD as a valid diagnosis was turned down. This new study suggests perhaps that the decision should be reconsidered.”

To arrange interviews with Dr. Mukherjee and Dr. Marco please contact Juliana Bunim at juliana(dot)bunim(at)ucsf(dot)edu.

ABOUT SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER FOUNDATION

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the world leader in research, education, and awareness for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. The SPD Foundation offers educational programs, conducts SPD research, and provides resources for parents worldwide. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, widely recognized as a leader in SPD research worldwide, founded the SPD Foundation in 1979. The SPD Foundation provides hope and help to individuals and families living with SPD. For more information, visit SPDFoundation.net or call 303-794-1182.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10916911.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Opening Statements in First Federal C.R. Bard Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Bellwether Trial
2. ATS publishes statement on organ donation after circulatory determination of death
3. IncentOne Statement Regarding Final Ruling on the Use of Wellness Incentives
4. Statement on the Passing of Dr. John Waltrip, Former Glendale Community College President
5. AAPCC Issues Statement on Decision of Urban Outfitters to Stop Selling Prescription-Themed Products
6. New State Teen Birth Data Released; Declines in 48 States from 2007 through 2011 - A Statement from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
7. JPIDS: Releases consensus statement on research definitions for drug-resistant TB in children
8. AxoGen, Inc. Files Form S-1 Registration Statement
9. Pediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement
10. ACMG releases statement on noninvasive prenatal screening
11. EAU to release policy statement on live surgery ethics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Caronlab Australia, an Australian ... January ECRM Trade Show in Hilton Head, SC, where it benefited from outstanding meetings ... quality of its beauty and wellness products. At this trade show, the company had ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... , ... January 21, 2017 , ... "ProDOF is the perfect set of tools for ... another subject in a scene," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... Easily create the illusion of a DSLR racking focus from one area into the ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Phytocéane invites you to take an exotic journey ... world with ZANZIBAR SHOWER GEL. Inspired by the beauty of Zanzibar, a Tanzanian archipelago ... moisturizing vegetal coral to create this gentle, crystal-clear shower gel to cleanse the body ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... January 21, 2017 , ... ... that Redwood Family Dermatology has recently joined their multi-specialty medical group. ... full range of cosmetic services. , “We’re excited to add this excellent dermatology ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million ... often feel shame for having struggled with an eating disorder as well as common ... Strong in Life After an Eating Disorder” -- to be featured at this year’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... NEW YORK , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... reach USD 233.7 billion by 2025, according to ... The market is anticipated to be predominantly driven ... companies, resulting into the large-scale production of new ... widen the influx of drugs at an unprecedented ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Jan. 19, 2017 Report Details ... Alzheimer,s ... Leading Companies – our new study reveals trends, R&D ... and events affecting the Alzheimer,s disease therapeutics and diagnostics ... these key questions: - How is the Alzheimer,s disease ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... January 19, 2017 According to a study ... is set to witness a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast ... will continue to be the leading market for cryotherapy globally ... ... emphasizing on ensuring affordable and adequate supply of gas in order ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: