Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Survey for Physicians

The SPD foundation needs your immediate help with an important effort to obtain diagnostic recognition of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in the upcoming revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).

The DSM committee has asked for research showing that doctors would use an SPD diagnosis if it were added to the DSM-V. In response to the DSM committee’s request, the SPD foundation has developed a very short online physician survey (it literally takes a doctor three minutes to complete).

Please support the DSM initiative by recruiting your child’s physicians or your physician colleagues to take the survey and show that doctors would use the SPD diagnosis if it were in the DSM-V. Send them the suggested cover letter below or simply forward this link.



The DSM-V committee is requesting data from physicians about Sensory Processing Disorder. Below is a link to a three-minute online survey. The survey will provide data about whether the new diagnosis would be used in the medical community. By taking this very short survey, you will help answer the usefulness question.
The millions of children, adults, and families living with SPD need the diagnostic status and standards of assessment and treatment that come with diagnostic recognition in the DSM. Diagnostic recognition will also make it easier for families to get reimbursed for the services their children need and for scientists to receive the funding they need to continue researching the disorder.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to answer the basic questions in the survey.
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Kim Leserman at 310.937.9992.
To take the survey, click on this link or copy the link into your browser to begin: