UCSF scientists peer more deeply into sensory processing disorder

Six-year-old Bowie Wankel, who has Sensory Processing Disorder and has been receiving treatment to help him filter sensory input, plays with a ball at his home in San Francisco.
When Beth Wankel’s son, Bowie, was a baby, he seemed pretty typical. But his “terrible twos” were more than terrible: In preschool, he would hit and push his classmates to a degree that worried his parents and teachers.

As Bowie got a little older, he was able tell his mom why he was so combative. “He would say things like, ‘I thought they were going to step on me or push me,’” Wankel said. Read more.

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