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Registered: 11-24-2003
Looking for help
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Fri, 09-26-2008 - 1:32pm

I'm going to apologize in advance just in case this doesn't come off right.
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Registered: 04-19-2006
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 6:38pm
Yes Kelly some of the things you've said here could be SPD, more so with you lol. SPD is dx'ed by an OT. They do a sensory profile and that usually gives an answer. I know there are some ladies here that are great at suggesting where to seek help in respective areas, but I'm going to give my same old boring answer...ask at school and the ped. about having him tested for SPD. SPD is treated with OT and it is actually pretty fun for the kids in most cases. I would really look into having him tested. good luck and ((HUGS))
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Registered: 09-27-2007
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 8:22pm

I agree with the PP...eventhough you homeschool you can have your son evaluated through your local school district.

Jessie Mommy to Gabe (5.8 yrs old ASD, CAS, SPD) and Zane (1.10 yrs old ESD)

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Registered: 05-04-2003
Sat, 09-27-2008 - 3:24pm

First of all, yes yes yes! Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Dysfunction) Is VERY real and can be dabilitating for children and adults. It's very very important for us to be educated on our specific needs and MEET THEM. Same for our children.


As for the child psych suggestion - DO IT. Look into that and the evaluationt through the school. Neither will harm, possibly will help.


After reading the Explosive Child book, I couldn't get Abigail to a child psych FAST ENOUGH. She was incredibly helpful but after 3 visits we discovered that my sensory kid had been suffering from PINWORMS. She couldn't articulate what was wrong, and of course she doesn't process "itching" or "discomfort" like a regular integrated person so it had escalated OUT OF CONTROL.


OVernight with ONE DOSE of medicine she was a new kid. Now, we still have SPD and regular quirks but each day was no longer panic attacks, screaming, meltdowns and terrifying explosions. The night terrors, nightmares, night waking and bed wetting ceased.



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