SPD- sensory processing disorder

Charity - posted on 05/27/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I live in East Texas and I am looking for a practictioner and occupational thereapist that can evaluate my son for sensory processing disorder. This use to be known as sensory integration dysfunction. Does anyone have any idea of a physician who can evaluate a child for this between Houston - Dallas? thank you, Charity

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Tammy - posted on 08/01/2010

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Also charity, I noticed that someone else her recommended the Child Study Center in Fort Worth, have heard wonderful things about it if you can get your child in, there is a waiting list usually, there is not at the Brain institute, but I would suggest you call and talk to both

Tammy - posted on 08/01/2010

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The Brain Institute is amazing. I recommend you call them and speak directly with Leigh Richardson. Tell her Tammy Marshall recommended her. Just talk to her and see what she can do. I have had my child everywhere, to every kiind of dr and psychologist, counselor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, play therapist. you name it, this is the only place where I feel comfportable with the diagnosis they give me. They are located in Colleyville in the Mid Cities in the DFW area. Good luck

Misty - posted on 07/24/2010

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Hi, Charity. We live in Fort Worth. My son is 28 mths old and is on the list at the Fort Worth Child Study Center to get tested/diagnosed for autism. He has a major sensory issue and is currently seeing ECI(Early Childhood Intervention) 6 times a mth. So far he's only seeing a speech and behavioral therapists, but is on the OT list. I had to all and refer my son to ECI. You night want to try contacting them. The only thing is that they only see kids up to the age of 3 and then they go into the school system for these services. I hope this helps. I know how frustrating it is. My son constantly puts things up his nose, gets into his messy diapers, jumps up and down non stop, etc. I hope you can find help soon. Take care.-Misty

Jackie - posted on 05/30/2009

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Hi Charity, The SPD foundation has a great website that can help find someone in your area. http://www.spdfoundation.net/directory/i... Also the AOTA.org can be helpful. I don't know what your insurance covers, but sometimes your insurance provider can locate an OT trained in Sensory Processing. Also, your local regional center might be helpful or your child's school, although I'm partial to private as the school OTs are swamped and often don't get much time with your child - and they to follow academic based treatment. Hope this helps a little bit - Jackie

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