Yes, sensory integration disorder can be co morbid with other things meaning it is present along with the other disorder. It is often secondary in those instances. Many many autistic children have sensory issues and the same is true with add/adhd. Sensory integration disorder can also be an issue all on its own as with my child. One of the things I try to do here is tell people about sensory because sensory on its own and adhd are often confused. They can look very much alike in the early years but treatment is different. It is important to get on the right track. If I had a youngster that showed signs of add/adhd, I would work on it from a sensory stand point to rule it out. You don't take medication for sensory and add/adhd medication wouldn't help it one bit. Things you do for sensory wouldn't hurt any child, so I'd start a 3, 4 or 5 year old out with sensory strategies. Just my opinion.
But sensory does not turn into add/adhd. They are separate issues but both involve the nervous system. In fact, every single person has some sensory thing or another that bothers them a little bit. It is only a disorder if a person can not cope or function. I'll check out the article.
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