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Jenn - posted on 12/04/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 6 year, Jadon although not officially dx through an OT, is believe to have Sensory Intregration D/O through his previous Ped and teachers. We just move to a small town and never made it off the waiting listing for official dx in the previous city. We started using the heavy work and over the ear headphones at school and it has made such a difference. It was so frustrating having so many parents thinking I was just someone who couldn't handle their child. His new teacher has been so receptive and I'm so thankful.



I would lve to learn more through all your experiences. Does anyone know if this tends to run in families. It appears (looking back that I have some of the same sensory issues as my son - we both cannot not handle loud or light touch - but literally hurt) It has made all the difference for my son to be able to put words to his frustrations and feelings.



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Jenn - posted on 12/04/2008

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The headphones lower the loud intensity of the background noise. He can still hear just not as loud. Heavy work at his previous school involved him carrying books from one classroom to another. They were going to do roof repairs over the summer so everything had to be removed from the classroom. Jadon is always willing to help others especially when not everyone is doing it. His self-soothing when left to his own devices usually involve hanging from something. He often hangs on any adults in the room which either totally makes them fall in love with him or think he is super annoying. We have a chin up bar that he can do 5 chin ups already which really calms him and monkey bars work really well. We have also found that a trampoline soothes him as well. I'm interesting to learn about the late talking aspect . . . He didn't really say anything until he was 2 but when did he spoke in full sentences so we always thought he was waiting until he could say what he wanted. We also taught him basic sign languages so he could communicate what he needed.



I really wondering if my youngest will have these issues as we didn't really recognize these behaviors until he was 3. I'm not sure how If I can handle two kids that land me in the principal office in PK. I do believe it has helped greatly talking to his teachers and coaches ahead of time as to what to expect and coping mechanisms on how to deal. Once they realize he not trying to irriate and be bad, life is much better.

Jennifer Miller - posted on 12/04/2008

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Hey! Welcome! I hear you! My son "looks fine" to a passerby. I love the "well, boys talk later" or "he'll outgrow it" lines. yeah... I hadn't heard of the therapies you talked about. Those are very interesting. Its great that you have a teacher that will listen and help out.

I have heard that this is a genetic trait. Its interesting, I put the pieces together myself when I realized that my son Logan who has to play with my earlobe (to calm down) gets that from my husband, who has rubbed his earlobe since toddlerhood. And Logan has severe speech delay, which my Dad had. And both Logan and my husband have trouble calming themselves and get upset in crowds... all SPD characteristics. And I can't handle loud noises and light touch, same as my daughter. I am so glad your son is able to use words!!!! That's great!

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