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Registered: 03-26-2003
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Sat, 12-18-2004 - 5:03pm
Hi my name is Vanessa, and my son was just diagnoised with Sensory Processing disorder.
He is 10. Just wanted to introduce my self. He has started getting OT at school and at home (we do the Wilbarger approach) we are new to all of this and we will probally have tons of Questions. My son wants to know all the details (why, how does this all work) all of that how did you explain things to your child maybe there is a book he could read that would help him understand.Thanks in advance
Vanessa
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Registered: 09-20-2004
In reply to: schwoob
Sun, 12-19-2004 - 1:54pm

Vanessa,

Welcome!!! I'm so happy you found us! I'm sorry I don't have to much advice. We are in the beginning stages as well. My son Gabriel is almost 4 yrs. old. I recommend (as we all do) the book - out of sync child for you. As for your son, I'm not sure. There are some other mom's who have older children who may have some advice on reading material for him. I hope you stick around. We have a diverse group of great ladies here.

Kim

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: schwoob
Mon, 12-20-2004 - 2:43pm
Thanks! I do have the book "the out of sync child" on order at the local library.
I am glad i found this message board. I am SURE it will be so much help!
For those of you who have older children> Does your child get OT at school?
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Registered: 10-09-2004
In reply to: schwoob
Mon, 12-20-2004 - 7:17pm
Hi, and welcome to the board... I am fairly new as well so I can't really answer your questions. My 2.5 yr old was just started in ST and OT so I have little I can tell you. You may want to check out the book The Out of Sync Child, I recently started reading that myself.
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Registered: 11-01-2004
In reply to: schwoob
Wed, 12-22-2004 - 11:52am

Vanessa,


Welcome to the board!

               

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: schwoob
Thu, 12-23-2004 - 9:23pm
Rachel,
Thank you for the nice welcome. I am still searching for information about SI. Still a little confused by it all. But we will learn as we go and hopefully we can help Joey.
It was interesting to learn that SI has alot of the same "symptoms" as ADD (which my son was diagnosised with) it makes me wonder if he DOES have ADD or if it was the SID all along. I also have another Question. My son was evaluated and tested at his school by the OT (on our Doctors request) anyway i am thinking i should let our doctor know what the OT found righ? I guess the OT can send doctor a report of some kind. Maybe request more OT with a OT there at the clinic?
Well thanks again i have to get back to cooking (making some goodies for the kids for christmas~ my son LOVES deviled eggs it is one of the FEW things he will eat)
Bye
Vanessa
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Registered: 11-01-2004
In reply to: schwoob
Sat, 12-25-2004 - 5:42pm

Definietly have the OT send the report to you and make a copy to give to the doctor.

               

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: schwoob
Mon, 12-27-2004 - 5:04pm
Thanks so much! I can't wait to review all those websites. I will DEFINATLY have the ot send Dr a copy (i have one)
I also have another question. Joey's teeth are in need of a dentist (we have just avoided going to the dentist in the past because it upsets him so much) We did go to a dentist last year because he had abses tooth but he was so upset by the time we left he went to bed for the rest of the night. I know for sure he has 2 teeth that are cavities. AND he needs them cleaned. How do i find a good dentist who understands SI and will be good to Joey? It seems strange but the needle is not what hurts him it is the numb feeling that comes after the shot. last time he cried during the work the dentist did which made it difficult to pull the tooth. Well thanks again
Vanessa
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Registered: 09-30-2004
In reply to: schwoob
Mon, 12-27-2004 - 7:03pm

Hey Vanessa!


I just wanted to chime in here, Rachel set you up with all the necessary supports but I just wanted to tell you that I'm thrilled that you are here & can't wait to hear more about your son!


My daughter is 6 & was dx'd when she just turned 4 with SID -- it has been a long haul & we're still facing many challenges along the way but sharing the burden really helps immensely!


Welcome along & plant your feet for awhile!

Colleen~ Mom of Morgan, 10 -- Madison, 6 & Maxwell, 3


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Registered: 11-01-2004
In reply to: schwoob
Wed, 12-29-2004 - 12:33pm

Vanessa,


Here are some more website for you.