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Melissa - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi. My name is Melissa and I have 2 year old triplets. Only one of them has the sensory disorder, Caleb. He is the most precious boy too. I just have a question for the mom's with older kids that have had the same issues. Will he be diagnosed with Autism later in life, or does therapy help resolve their sensory issues completely?

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Shelly - posted on 03/02/2009

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My son sleeps with a weighted blanket & it helped him tons.  My mom made it from a pattern I got from ebay.  There are a lot of great vendors on ebay....search sensory or autism.



We have also had great success wth listening therapy.  We use cds from www.vitalsound.com w/ the guidance of his ot.  Somehow it "reboots" him when he is on overload.

Melissa - posted on 03/01/2009

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Thank you, that does help, I am just concerned that maybe that he would be diagnosed with autism. He is responding great with the therapy. They are going to fit him with a weighted vest in the next couple of weeks to help him "desensotize" (i think i spelled that wrong), so I hope that helps him relax some and not get so excited and hopefully he sleeps better.

Shelly - posted on 03/01/2009

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I don't think that he will be diagnosed with autism later on for certain.  But, please realize that kids with autism have SPD....not all kids with SPD have autism. 



I also don't think that his SPD will be resolved as in "cured", but I do know that the main goal of your son's therapy should be with him learning skills that will help him cope with his SPD.  Think of SPD like having asthma.  The child learns to use an inhaler to cope with the asthma symptoms, but he will always have asthma.



Hope that helps.

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