Barriers to Treatment
Studies show that as many as five percent of all children suffer from SPD, yet information and help for those with this disorder is still very limited. A lack of insurance or school-based diagnostic resources combined with the fact that SPD often looks like other disorders frequently results in misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment for children and adults. Even when parents do obtain a diagnosis and referral to appropriate therapy, many third-party payers do not cover the cost of the treatment.

The SPD Foundation is committed to educating the public and professionals about this disabling disorder and advocating for recognition of SPD in the diagnostic manuals upon which diagnoses are made and insurance company policies are often set. Click Advocacy to learn more about SPDF's efforts to promote the recognition of SPD as a separate disorder.

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