8 responses to “Diagnosing processing disorders”

  1. Thank you for this. Very useful as it is a confusing area for GPs.

  2. Many of those with auditory processing disorder and sensory processing disorder often have ADHD. Please consider adding the only two ADHD support groups in all of BC to your resources for parents.

    Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group http://www.addcoach4u.com/adultadd.html

    CHADD Vancouver http://www.vcn.bc.ca/chaddvan/meetings.html

    Also there’s the 8th annual CADDAC ADHD conference in Vancouver in November.

  3. This is an excellent review, with very practical and helpful suggestions. Thank you Dr Lipson.

  4. thanks so much DR Lipson. I passed this along to Dr David Gorski at Science Based Medicine.

  5. Thank you, very relevant. I am often surprised, after I have diagnosed and referred children with processing disorder, what little / no access kids without syndromes have to O.T.

  6. This is an area that GPs are often asked about which remains sensitive and confusing for caregivers and parents. Thanks for Helping to put some standards and guidelines in place in place, DR Lipson.

  7. Thanks for a great article clarifying the “processing” areas as well as your procedure for diagnosis and current resources for families. As an OT, I also wanted to clarify that we do not do any diagnosis, so would not be able to provide a concurrent diagnosis. We do identify areas of difficulty/challenge through assessment and view behaviour through different frames of reference, including sensory processing.

  8. Interesting article. I am a school nurse for the birth to 5 year old special education population and I do many assessments with the team of OT, SLP, teacher, and school psychologists (12 a month). I would encourage you to talk with some school psychologists about your questions as well as OTs. These issues are assessed and treated within sp ed at schools. April Aleman RN MS CSN

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