Best Tips for SPD?

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Best Tips for SPD?
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Fri, 02-10-2012 - 3:40pm

What are some of the best tips you've received for dealing with SPD?

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 10:56pm
I had my son do vision therapy. I did it because he was having issues with his reading (lots of dyslexia types of things) but when he could see straight and properly (he had processing issues as well as a slight lazy eye) most of his sensory needs went away. No more spinning, no more eating 5 apples a day or chewing on toys. No more of me telling him "Look with your eyes, not your hands." Hugging of strangers decreased. His need to move (diagnosed with ADHD and sensory issues right before starting) mostly gone. If he spins on a swing now more than a couple of minutes, he gets sick. (Before he could spin for 20 minutes or more and be fine.)

No, this won't work for everyone. But it did wonders for my son.