The Difference Between ADHD and Sensory Processing Issues

I find it can be hard to articulate the differences between ADHD and sensory processing issues. They share many overlapping symptoms and students can have ADHD, sensory processing issues, or both.

Fortunately, breaks down the differences between ADHD and sensory processing issues in a clear and concise chart. Check out the sample below:

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The full chart details other issues including the emotional and social impact of ADHD and sensory processing issues, professionals who can help, what schools may provide, and what can be done at home.

Do you know students with ADHD and/or sensory processing issues? What do you think about this chart? Let us know in the comments.


  • Elizabeth Ross, M.A., SMARTS Media Manager