Could it be spd?

by leslie
(williamsburg, va)

I found your website while doing research for a paper for a class I am taking, while reading through the symptoms for SPD, I noticed that my 5 year old son fit into a few categories. He is very overactive, figgits, squirms, cannot seem to sit still, jumps on the furniture off the furniture is constantly in motion(pretty much everything in the hypo sensitivity to motion category) loves bear hugs, squishy hugs(sensory seeking category) has attention problems in school and at home.


He also has issues with socks, and has to pull them on as tight as possible before I can put shoes on him or he complains that his sock is hurting him and will cry if I don't take it off. He has issues with loud noises especially in a movie theater, and chews on his clothes.

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Apr 24, 2009
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by: Anonymous

I would only worry if it was affecting your family's life negatively in some way. I do agree that you start to see SPD in everyone. I think everyone has sensory issues but for some it doesn't really affect their lives that much.

Apr 24, 2009
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It is everywhere!
by: Kim Sullivan

My yoga instructor was telling me how he was around mentally challenged adults as his parents worked with them on a regular basis. In high school he wondered why so many mentally challenged people were in regular classes only to find out they weren't mentally challenged. The symptoms of "odd" behavior are everywhere. The question is does it interfere with your life or not.

OT techniques like heavy work are good for all of us and help us all calm down. I wouldn't think he has it for sure, but doing the techniques like the heavy work and other things is most likely good for him and everyone. In fact it is my opinion that all teachers be trained to notice the signs for sensory needs since all kids have needs to move and jump and organize their nervous systems.

Apr 23, 2009
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power of association!
by: Anonymous

Hi Leslie,
Of course it could be but really since studying this myself and going to OT with my daughter you start to see SPD in everyone! I think I've noticed something funky from myself to every family member or friend; My Husband hates crowds, my son smells everything, I hate shopping malls, my brother always has food all over his face! You don't really need to be concerned unless he's not developing on schedule or is struggling academically.So don't make yourself crazy!

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