Until earlier this year, science has had to rely on the testimony of parents and therapists for information about Sensory Processing Disorder. On Jan 16 that changed when researchers at UC San Francisco completed the largest image study to date on children with SPD, and provided the first direct scientific data to support anecdotal evidence. The study, pulished on Jan 16 in the journal, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, compared the white matter in brains of children with SPD, with the brains of neurotypical children and found a strong connection between sensory functioning and white matter (Leigh, 2016).
Figure 15: White Brain Matter: SPD Children vs Typical
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