Amy - posted on 05/07/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 6 yr old daughter, Nellie, has SPD. She has been in OT and PT off an on since the age of 2 yrs old. She has improved quite a bit over the years with therapy. She too has speech and language difficulties as well and is receiving ST. None of my family or friends/co-workers have children with disablilites and is at times difficult to explain. When I talk to others, its not putting a label on but letting others know about her and her uniqueness when necessary. What tools or routines do you do for you child or yourself to cope with the different areas of SPD? (visual/perception, tactile, taste, smell, emotional behavior, vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory). We use the brushing method (with joint compression), visual cues, the handwriting without tears, chewlrey, and a wrist sweatband.