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How's everyone?
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Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:12am
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Fri, 02-15-2008 - 12:29pm

Hey Steph!

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Fri, 02-15-2008 - 1:10pm
I assume like everything else about SPD it can improve with time. Leanna is a lot btter with her auditory issues than she used to be. My oldest daughter doesn't hav SPD, but did have auditory issues that are basically non-exsistant anymore, she's nearly nine. Howver they do not go away. I guess yo end up like me lol, noise doesn't over whelm me anymore (in most cases, sometimes it can be irritating), but I can hear a clock ticking tworooms away. Seriously we have no ticking clocks in my house.
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Fri, 02-15-2008 - 4:24pm

I don't know how old your son is, but I know ear canals get longer as they grow. That is why littles ones are plagued with so many ear infections & such -- because they are so short. Maybe it has something to do with his growth?


Also, strangely with my son, he seems to replace stuff with new things. For example, he used to not go outside if there were garbage trucks in the area. But with a very strong desire to take the bus to school instead of walking (he has low muscle tone) he learned to deal with garbage trucks & the sound of the bus. At first he would cover his ears and tense completely up, now he's completely fine with the bus & other large trucks. Around the same time he stopped shirking from these noises he became scared of the sound of a flushing toilet. The toilet used to be a source of entertainment to him. Now he will not flush the toilet until he's done in the bathroom and he can run out (LOL, but little sis doesn't understand his fears & sees he doesn't flush so she tends to come in and flush for him while he's washing his hands.)


So is he getting better in one area? Could there be a substitute?





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Fri, 02-15-2008 - 5:37pm

Hey allison-


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Fri, 02-15-2008 - 8:17pm

Not too good here.

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Mon, 02-18-2008 - 4:04pm
Things aren't too bad on our end. I posted in my other thread, but the OT at school found a weighted vest for Alex to use and his teacher was stunned at what it does for him.
We deal with the audio processing thing too. It has changed over the last couple of years that's for sure. He can handle a lot more noises now and covers his ears less. We can take him to concerts finally, although we do need to bring earplugs for him. About a year ago we took him to see Newsboys, but the opening band was Kutless which was too loud. It made him really sick to his stomach so daddy took him out to walk around until Newsboys came on. Then he was fine. We are going to see Newsboys again in April, but it's in a much smaller facility so hopefully it'll be easier.
Wow, I seemed to go off track there didn't I. lol. I was going to throw in there too though that he has issues with the kiddie roller coasters at the fair. He's ok when he's watching them, but he tried to go on it and as soon as it got going he was in tears screaming it was too loud. The motion he was ok with, just not the rattling sound. Guess we'll see how it goes this year.
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