will my 3 year old jesse be able to ever live a normal life or be the same as others if he has SPD?

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Jen - posted on 06/20/2011

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get an appointment with your county early intervention unit. if he has academic delays because of it they might offer free services/occupational therapy. you can also go to an OT of you choice and have an eval, but your insurance or you would pay for the therapy. start there and also read some of the books on sensory kids.

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Ashley - posted on 07/09/2011

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PS, no kid is "normal" they are all different. Honestly, this could be a lot worse even if it's frustrating as parents and no one wants to see their child suffer. My son went to preschool this year and because he is funny and fun and tells jokes and laughs and smiles and loves to play they accepted him. He threw fits and yelled and got mad really easily too, but because he was "cool" otherwise, it was ok. There is another kid in that class that also has some disabilities, and he throws fits and yells, etc. He didn't do as well because he was less sociable and looked different. He really didn't have any friends. I thnk we have to help them learn to function and see the good in themselves. I read another book on my journey to this diagnosis. In it she tells you how bad lables are for kids. They believe they are what you say they are. If you tell them they are funny and bright and energetic and curious and interested in things, that they know what they want, that they love to be heard; instead of that they are too loud and over sensitive, and ask too many questions, etc. That makes a huge difference - in both your and your child's perception of them. When I talk to other parents I say things like "he is just chock full of personality", etc - I don't say negative things ever. I think that makes a huge difference.

Ashley - posted on 07/09/2011

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I think so - most people just learn to cope with the problems they experience. They get more "immune" to the smells and sounds and stuff. We are lucky now that schools recognize these types of problems and help kids instead of labeling them bad kids and them always being in trouble like in the past. Most adults with SPD function well once they have learned to adapt.

Venna - posted on 07/03/2011

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Something that I have come to realize with my son he is 20 months old, he is not going to be like other kids. He may eventually fit in but there will always be something there, so I abandoned the question will he ever be like other kids, once I did that I was able to appreciate him fully for who he is and the trials that we face together. He is very special and as long as he is happy and knows that he is loved that is all that you can ask for any of your children is that they know how very special they are to you. I hope this helps it helped me.



And also I got the out of sync books by Carol Stock Kranowitz M.D. this was a great help, the out of sync child has fun is awesome for fun idea's to help improve their sensory issues or should I say desensitize them a little so outside things don't get to them as much.

Lauren. - posted on 06/18/2011

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Someone please comment or please give me some advice on where i can learn more, jesse has all the symptoms of it..(new member)

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