Tongue-tie and sensory processing disorder
Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition in which the brain has difficulty interpreting and responding to sensory information from the body and the environment.
Sensory processing disorder can affect the way a person processes information from the five senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell) as well as from the vestibular system (which controls balance) and the proprioceptive system (which controls movement and position).
There is some evidence to suggest that tongue-tie may be more common in individuals with sensory processing disorder.
For example, a study found that children with sensory processing disorder were more likely to have tongue-tie than children without sensory processing disorder.
However, it is important to note that tongue-tie and sensory processing disorder are two separate conditions that may co-occur in some individuals.
A healthcare professional with expertise in both conditions can help determine if a person has both tongue-tie and sensory processing disorder and provide appropriate treatment.