Denial--is that part of SPD?

My grandson is 6 years old and has been diagnosed with SPD. The one thing that I am not sure if it is SPD or he is just lying...ex: I could be watching him and he could hit someone and then flat out lie and say "I did not do it!" This is all new to us and we just need to make sure we know what is SPD and what isn't! :)


Thank-you

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Feb 26, 2010
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Understanding SPD
by: Anonymous

Coming from a family currently struggling with one child with SPD and 3 other healthy kids in our family, I can understand your questioning... However, I truly hope you take the time to learn and understand as much as you can about this disorder, because its living HE** for the child themselves. We've known for a couple years now about this disorder and have watched our son struggle every single day with such simple tasks and it truly breaks my heart when people think they are behaving inappropriately by choice. I agree with the other parent when she says she can't say for sure if your grandson is lying or not, but chances are, he's just trying to survive the moment. We call it "fighter mode", when our son does things he just cannot control, its because he's seeking something else - sensory wise.

There is sooo much to learn about this disorder and obviously you're on this site because you care enough to LEARN MORE about it. My in-laws don't support our family much and the journey has been long and lonely and I just hope you're there for your kids and grandkids as they try to get help for their child and get through the day to day duties. Each child with SPD has different symptoms, but they are constant struggles that (us) healthy people can't comprehend but its very REAL to the child.

Another term is Sensory Processing Integration Disorder - if you're searching for more info on the disorder. A great book to read is called - The Out of Sync Child - by Carol Stock Kranowitz. I wish you luck on your family journey.

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My daughter does the same.
by: Anonymous

I can't tell you for sure that your grandson is behaving that way because he really believes he didnt do it or is simply lying or something else. But my daughter does the same thing. I think with her she doesn't mean to do things like hit so when she says to me "I didn't do it"! she is really saying she didnt mean to do it. For example she used to knock children down when standing in line at school frequently, but not out of anger towards the children. It was because the close proximity made her nervous; she is very tactile defensive. Once the teacher figured that out she moved her to the back of the line where she has space and the problem was solved. It could be similar with your grandson. Maybe by denying his behavior he is just trying to say he didnt want to behave that way.

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