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Mon, 03-31-2008 - 8:17am

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Sensory seeker Yes or no?





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Registered: 09-27-2007
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 2:30pm
I'm here!! and so is Gabe sensory seeker all the way!! watch out walls, people, and furniture!! here I come...

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Registered: 01-08-2008
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 9:10pm

We're here.... Really bummed... With the recent storms here in ATL, we had to have a tree removed Thursday (a limb fell on the neighbor's house) - that was big $$$$, and then today our pipe out to the sewer stopped up - more $$$!! Let alone the upcoming dr. bills from Nathan's surgery - 4/17 (yippee!)...

I just need pity on the financial front..... :(

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Registered: 12-03-2007
Tue, 04-01-2008 - 1:09pm

Hi I'm Amanda. My daughter Jamie 3yrs old was just "formally" diagnosed today with Sensory Issues. We have also just started a brushing routine. The lady that evaluated jamie today says she has Sensory Defensiveness. If anyone could give me some good links to sites about SD and also any beneficial books that I should look at it would be greatly appriciated.

Jamie and I live in New Hampshire with my parents. I stay home with jamie 3 days a week and 2 days I take care of my aunt and clean houses.

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Registered: 01-13-2008
Tue, 04-01-2008 - 2:51pm

Im here, for anyone that doesnt know, im Amy :)

haha and yes sensory seeker all the way, but this week im calling her the Uncoordinated Queen !

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Registered: 03-10-2004
Tue, 04-01-2008 - 3:58pm

Hi everyone,

I am still around, checking in once in a while. We had some recent new developments here though. Last week when we went for a follow-up visit at Children's they said that Aidan has ADHD. Here is our story.

My DS turned 7 in December and is in 1st grade. I began thinking something wasn't quite right with him after my DD was born when he was 2. At age 3 I began questioning my pediatrician who told me “he would grow out of it” and “boys will be boys”. At this time he was attending a playgroup at a preschool a couple of hours a week. The playgroup teacher who was also the preschool director thought something was up as well. I pressed the pediatrician who gave me some referrals and we had him tested. They said he had Sensory Integration Disorder as well as fine and gross motor problems so he started OT and PT.

We then called our school system and they did their own testing and said he did have sensory issues, language issues and attention issues. We got an IEP and he started attending the city's preschool with OT and Speech. After getting reports back from OT, PT and the school the pediatrician took me seriously then recommended we have him evaluated at Children's Hospital Boston which we did.

They have been following him at Children's for the past few years. The initial Children's report was pretty similar to the schools, they agreed about the attention problems and said to just keep an eye on it. He still has an IEP and still gets OT, speech and reading help at school. His teacher is great and she said he is doing well academically, but he has some social problems. The speech therapist is using social stories with him and they seem to help. Next fall before his IEP review the school will be re-evaluating him and the they want him to be re-evaluated by Children's. We took him back to Children's last month and got the doc up to date and asked if she agreed with the school about the re-evaluation and she did. She observed DS a little then gave me a BASC form to fill out and one for the teacher to fill out. We went back to Children's again last week to review the results of the BASC forms and the doc gave DS some simple tests. Now the Children's doc says hehas ADHD and she suggested we think about medication. She said even though he is doing well academically now that will probably change the older he gets. I really don't want to go the medication route if I don't have to.

In all the books I have read they usually compare and contrast SID and ADHD and I know they have a lot of overlapping symptoms. Most kids with ADHD have sensory problems. Anyone else have kids with both? Thanks for reading!

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Registered: 05-05-2003
Tue, 04-01-2008 - 4:13pm

Kathy here, my daughter is a sensory seeker still yet to be formally diagnosed.

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Registered: 12-19-2004
Wed, 04-02-2008 - 12:58am

I am here... I check in daily but do not post much. Brayden is getting screened for autism this coming weekend, he is also a sensory seeker and sensory defensive depending on how he is feeling and what subject matter you are refering to (food we hate, walls we love). He gets it from me I am not ashamed to admit, I have been a sensory spaz my entire life, but did not know what was going on until my kids showed signs and I learned more to help them. My goal is to help them understand and

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Registered: 09-26-2007
Thu, 04-03-2008 - 8:00pm

Simon and I are hear in sunny California ( sorry for all those still experiencing the snow) but its still cold and a bit windy. Spring is in full swing and so is my sensory seeker!! Got in trouble for kissing a girl at school, better than hitting i think but still not allowed. HAHAHA

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Registered: 07-24-2003
Mon, 04-07-2008 - 12:24am
Howdy. I'm still around, although things have been so crazy for us between DS's down spiraling behavior and we (as a family) are going through a huge transition out of the Army. But hopefully I can pop back around a little more often. Sorry. I feel awful for being away.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 04-12-2008 - 11:55am

Introducing myself....I'm Tamie with James, who is 6 and in Kindergarten. James is not formally diagnosed, but I believe his is a sensory seeker. James never walks - he runs, hops, jumps, skips, stomps, etc. He loves to squeeze through people and objects instead of going around or saying excuse me. He never stands without moving, leaning, or hanging. He always has to touch everything and everyone. He is constantly falling out of his chair at school. He doesn't sit in circle time on the carpet -

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