My son is 7 years old and exhibits a number of symptoms of SPD. He does not seem as severe as others (I have a nephew with Aspergers) so I have kind of put it on the back burner thinking I am making a mountain out of a mole hill.
I have just had him evaluated by an OT as he still struggles greatly with tiying his shoes, buttoning, snapping and zipping as well as his handwriting. He has always been sensitive to sounds (keeps hands over his ears at parades, fireworks, field trips to fire stations) and can not seem to concentrate if he hears the smallest sounds. He doodles constantly at school and is always doing something else at the same time as an activity (fidgeting fingers, playing with small toys, etc). He exhibits some other minor issues as well.
I don't want my child labeled but want to provide him the services to make his life easier. He is a great student but some of these issues are really starting to show (i.e. his inability to take his great verbal stories and get them on paper). I am hoping that we can find the necessary assistance for him.