Genetics of Sensory Processing Dysfunction


Study Director: Elliott Sherr MD-PhD, and Elysa Marco MD

Sponsor: Wallace Research Foundation, the James Gates Family Foundation, the Brody Mickelson Family Foundation, the Gretsch Family, and the SNAP Crowdfunding community 

Recruiting?: No

Official study title: Burden of de novo mutations and inherited rare single nucleotide variants in children with sensory processing dysfunction

Conditions studied: Sensory Processing Dysfunction 

Purpose: This study suggests that SPD results from genetically coded, brain based differences, with monogenic and polygenic contributions.  It highlights the importance of a thorough genetic evaluation in children presenting with sensory processing dysfunctions, regardless of the additional neurodevelopmental concerns.