Adults with SPD
by debbie h.
My daughter was diagnosed at an early age with a cerebellum that is 1/4 smaller than it should be. She did a lot of therapy for fine and gross motor skills. Surgery for a lazy eye. She is now 28 and is suffering with emotional outburst, low self esteem, looks for physical gratification, can't communicate well with peers, and a host of other problems.
After reading through her old paperwork I found a booklet called "a parents guide to sensory integration". I was not told that she had this but reading it now really makes me wonder if this what she suffers with. I was wondering if anyone knows, when a child reaches adulthood with this disorder being untreated for years, is there any information, help or suggestions you could give me.
I really want to help her! This disorder makes it impossible to have a relationship and she senses that something is wrong. She has bad mood swings. Unable to control her temper. Reading is difficult, she said the lines move together. Depth perception is off. Stiff body movements and gait. Hand tremors. Cant catch a ball, whistle, jump rope, or mimic movements. Conversations with her always seem to start in the middle of a thought. She grips things and people tightly, speech is slightly off, hand writing is comparable to a 6 yr. old.
New situations really throw her off!. She went to a Dr. and he wants to medicate her for possible bipolar. I don't think that is the answer. If anyone can give me suggestions, help, reading material or a web site.... please do so. thank you, concerned mom