DSM News

This section has been added to keep friends of the SPD Foundation informed about the controversial issues surrounding the new DSM. The Foundation does not necessarily agree with all the positions described in these articles. However, we do feel that our constituents deserve to know about the discussions and debates concerning the new DSM.

Dear Friends and Supporters of the SPD Foundation:
Thank you for your many questions and comments related to the American Academy of Pediatrics article on SPD.

I have submitted a response to the AAP article on Sensory Processing Disorder (the validity of the diagnosis) and Sensory Integration therapy (the effectiveness of the intervention). The article has many excellent points. The greatest overall limitation is that the new research literature (since 2000) is not included in the review or conclusions. Please click on the link above to see my full response.

Lucy Jane Miller 5/30/2012

Recent media - the DSM-5 and SPD

Recent media - the DSM-5 and/or other disorders

Global Media


  • The Hindu - September 30, 2009

National Media

Regional Media

Electronic Media

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