Clothes

by Anita Fry
(Elkhart, IN)

I have a 9 year old daughter who is apparently dealing with SPD. She has never liked being messy. She is sensitive to loud noises and commotion. However, it has just been within the last year that things have become severe enough to interfere with our every day lives.


She has insisted on wearing the same set of clothes for several months now. The same pair of underwear, the same shirt and the same fleece jacket. She has the jacket zipped all the way up to her mouth. We visited Florida this past week and continued to wear her jacket even on the beach! Despite several attempts to get her into other things she continued with the same outfit. She needs her cami pinned in the back to make it tight enough. She insists on wearing tights over her underwear to avoid the underwear moving during the day. Bed time is a different story, she sleeps with nothing on.

Help! I am tired of fighting her, so I have resorted to allowing her to wear the same thing every day.

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Apr 17, 2013
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my daughter
by: Anonymous

Everything i read here is story about my daughter she is a 12 year old.I tried to find some help but it;s happen that the medical people i met didn't know much about SPD.And now with suffering in our life (LOOSING HER FATHER TO CANCER BEING ABUSE AT SCHOOL)I tried to find some therapy for her but i am loosing hope.
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Apr 11, 2013
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I can relate.
by: Anonymous

My daughter just turned 9 and was only diagnosed in the last few months. She has issues with clothing. They are not quite like yours but I can relate. When we find something that works well for our daughter I buy several of them. That way I do not have to keep washing them daily or have the risk of something "bad" happening and not having a back up. This is not perfect, but I do not think anything is when dealing with SPD, but it works better than what we had before. We still run into big problems with growth spurts, but at least we have a little reprieve between them. She is in occupational therapy and we are finding help there. She just went through another growth spurt which meant outgrowing her favorites, but the transition was a little easier this time with the help of her OT and her counselor. Good luck!

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