The KID Foundation staff is working hard to get
Sensory Processing Disorder included in future revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related
Health Problems, and the Diagnostic Classification of Mental
Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood,
the reference guides from which insurance companies, physicians, and
psychologists derive diagnoses. Such inclusion will make it easier
for children with SPD to be properly diagnosed and treated.
Dr. Miller and the KID Foundation are also working
to encourage The Children’s Hospital in Denver and other facilities
to establish multi-disciplinary assessment clinics, so that children
with neurodevelopmental variations can obtain a comprehensive
evaluation and diagnosis from a team of professionals, including a
pediatrician, psychiatrist, occupational therapist,
neuropsychologist or psychologist, and as needed, a speech-language
pathologist or physical therapist.