son was just diagnosed with spd

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Registered: 06-28-2006
son was just diagnosed with spd
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 2:09am

Hello! My 6 yo son was just diagnosed with SPD, and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed right now. I just picked up the book Raising a Sensory Smart Kid from the library. Does anyone here have anymore recommendations on places I can read more about SPD? We are seeing an OT every week.


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Registered: 02-17-2004
Sun, 01-20-2013 - 12:12pm

Welcome Danzr!

My DS is also 6!  My all time favorite SPD book (ok child/parenting book period) is Sensational Kids by Lucy Jane Miller.  It literally changed the way I parent my child.  I make anyone in contact with my son read it - friends, family, teachers, etc.  Your local library should have it.  It gives case studies so you understand normal versus different.  Then it gives ideas on how to incorporate everyday life to help those differences. 

How is your son's visual/spatial development going?

I'm happy to hear that you already have your DS in OT once a week.  He's lucky to have you!

Welcome to the board.


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 3:14pm

Hi danzr26, welcome to the board!  I've seen Sensational Kids recommended frequently on this forum.  We'll be here for you as you adjust to the diagnosis, it's hard to get the news but at least he'll get help to deal with it.