Sensory Processing Disorder Assessment
Did you ever wonder if you have a sensory processing disorder (SPD)?
If your answer is yes, then know that you are not alone.
Many highly sensitive people are looking for answers, just like you.
Their extreme reactions to the sensory world can no longer be ignored.
SPD is not a typical or well-recognized condition.
It’s not even in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
But just because it isn’t recognized as a disability doesn’t mean that it isn’t real.
SPD is real.
Just ask the people who struggle with sensory challenges.
They say that as many as 1 in 20 children in the United States has SPD, and if there’s one thing we know about children, it’s that they grow up.
So even though SPD isn’t recognized as a diagnosable disability,
it is very real to the people who live with it.
Do you find that there are sounds, like high pitched squeals or scraping of metal on metal, that are unbearable for you?
When you try to find clothes soft enough to tolerate against your skin, do you feel like a modern day Princess and the Pea, feeling every tiny assault to your senses?
Are there stripes that hurt your eyes to look at, or scents that make you feel ill, or flavors that are so strong it’s painful to your mouth?
You look around are realize no one else seems to be experiencing these things the same way you are.
You’ve been told that you’re too sensitive your whole life,
but knowing that doesn’t change the way you feel.
But why would you get tested for SPD?
Actually, you don’t need to.
If you are autistic, then unusual sensory responses is part of your life.
There’s no official diagnosis for SPD, no legal disability, and autism already give you answers as to why you’re different from the neuro-majority.
But what if you’re not autistic, just highly sensitive? Do you need an assessment?
It won’t open doors to services or accommodations like a diagnosed disability.
The only reason to get assessed for SPD is for answers.
If your struggle to cope with the chaotic world of sensory experiences
is becoming burdensome,
if you want answers for your family and friends when they wonder
why you are the way you are,
then maybe an assessment would provide those answers.
We can help.
You’ll meet an assessor who cares, who listens and believes you.
They will explore with you how you process each of the senses, whether you are sensory seeking or sensory avoiding. They will look into your sensory discrimination and sensory modulation, as well as learning about any sensory-motor challenges you have experienced.
Is this something you want or need?
Then you’ve come to the right place.
We work with everyone, age 18 and older.
If you choose SPD assessment with us, your assessor will work with you
In a guided interview with formal and informal tests and questionnaires.
We can’t diagnose SPD, (no one can until it is recognized by the DSM) but we can identify or rule out sensory processing disorder (SPD) to give you answers.
Email our Practice Manager, the marvelous Meagan.
She will be happy to arrange for a free consultation.
You would be able to see what it would be like to work with us on telehealth, we’ll explain the SPD assessment process and what to expect, and of course you may ask us any questions at all.
It doesn’t matter where you may be on your personal sensory journey,
we offer you someone who cares, who will really listen to you and believe that you are the expert in your own lived experience.
We are a neurodiversity-affirming practice, so we know
there’s nothing wrong with being different.
We honor and respect uniqueness.
We won’t minimize your challenges or concerns.
Most importantly, we will believe you.
Fill out the contact form below, and leave the rest up to us.
We’ll email you to schedule your free telehealth consultation.
Being overly sensitive is not a failing, it’s a fact.
You deserve answers.