New with questions

Charlene - posted on 06/23/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am SO thankful to have found this website. My son Colton is 26 months old and was diagnosed with SPD a few months ago. I'm just now to the point that I am finally accepting that there is something wrong with him but it's okay and we'll get through it. I'm still worried what life is going to be like for him. It makes me sad to think he's going to struggle.
He is seeing a speech therapist, occupational therapist and a DI. He doesn't say any words, just jibber-jabbering. His OT suspects auditory processing disorder. He only eats a limited number of foods because he doesn't like the LOOK of most foods. I've got him on Omega 3, zinc, and magnesium supplements.
My question is if you have a child who didn't talk due to SPD, when did they start talking?
Also, we're thinking about starting a listening program. If any of you have tried it, did it work? I don't think he's going to be able to wear the headphones, so did the program work just being played on a CD player? Thanks so much.


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Ashley - posted on 07/09/2011




It is so great that you have gotten him help so soon. We knew there were some "issues", but didn't know to what extent until he started preschool. I feel like we lost a lot of time. My son's eating is TERIBLE. He can't stand the smells and textures. I have heard alot of people say that essential fatty acids (omega 3 plus several others together) helped them a lot.
As far as the talking and the listening, I don't know much about that yet, still figuring it all out, but I think it is supposed to be used with headphones because it helps block other sounds. They have kid's head phones and maybe he can get used to them if he likes the sounds.

Venna - posted on 07/05/2011




Well I know that my OT suggested that I have Zachery suck through a straw because it strengthens his mouth muscles he is still young yet that activity is more for 3 years and up. Also I have both of the out of sync child books and they are a great help to me now and were a great help to me in the beginning too. The most important thing is to get a good sensory diet involved with your little one. They really benefit from that because since they are seeking out their sensory needs in order for them to learn anything you have to get their sensory needs met first and that is a process we are still trying to get met the bigger and older they get the more their sensory needs change. Welcome to the club life is going to be exciting for us and for our children. Get your pompom's out and get ready to be a serious cheer leader for your little one. More so then your average mom.

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