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Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm new to this group and wanted to introduce myself. I have a 3 1/2 yo daughter, Ashlyn, that has been diagnosed with SPD. We have suspected that something was 'wrong' since she was born. When she was 6 mos old she went through every kind of test imaginable and went to several specialists. Finally, when she was about a year, she was placed into a Zero to Three program and they came and worked on her developmental delays and that is when her counselor noted that she was a sensory child. I did not know what this meant at the time so I let it go. By the time her third birthday rolled around she was only behind in her speech. However, a couple months ago I realized that she was not moving forward with her development, if anything she was moving backwards. I talked with her pedi and she suggested going for a SPD eval.



We have only had two OT appointments, but I am hopeful that the therapy will help her. She has no spacial concept, has the need to touch everything, she mouths everything, and we are constantly having meltdowns for reasons unknown to me (mostly due to language barriers). She also has very poor coordination and is constantly falling or tripping. I think that her knees with forever stay bruised!



She is going for another eval to make sure she doesn't have any other disorders (autism, adhd, etc.) in Feb. I am trying to educate myself on this disorder and I am reading The Out-of-Sync Child and Sensory Integration and the Child and have gone to www.sensory-processing-disorder.com. Does anyone out there have any other resources to suggest? I am also wanting to find out how others cope with the hyposensitive child and tips on how to discipline and potty train. These are all things that I am having problems with now.

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Faith - posted on 01/24/2009

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Hi! My 16-month dd was just evaluated by our Early Intervention and should be starting therapy next week. We've got classes scheduled already to help her communicate. Your middle paragraph sounds *exactly* like my dd. Plus constantly eating and mouthing things that no sane person would, lol, like broken glass and any metal she can get her hands on. You're ahead of me--I've checked out the Website but need to get the Out Of Sync Child book. We also have access to the signing movies and I need to grab some of those--if she can't talk with her mouth, why not those little hands she's always putting somewhere they shouldn't be, lol?

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