DO children grow out of SPD symptoms?

by Stacy
(Ashtabula, OH)

My son is 7 and has a tendancy to hop and pull in his arms when he is excited. He also is a rocker as is my 4 year son. Will he grow out of this way of coping with SPD? Or is there any suggestions on how to encourage him to find another way?

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Mar 20, 2012
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SPD and movement
by: Kiersten

My son is 4 and was diagnosed a few months back. We have been working with an OT and have already seen some really good progress. School will be our biggest challenge as he does not do well during "open play" times. He constantly "dances" around (as the teachers call it). He does this at home, too, mostly as he gets tired or when I am not engaging him. These posts make me hopeful that with time this too may go away.

Feb 29, 2012
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Variable in each child
by: Anonymous

Given that SPD highly variable severity of symptoms in each child, so much depends on it. Although the disorder usually with age is attenuated, or with the knowledge you can handle it better. but they remain the particularities in their behavior, even positive. greeting.

Feb 28, 2012
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Yes. It gets better
by: Anonymous

It gets SO SO much better. My son is 9--almost10--and, until recently, I forgot he ever ran from noisy restaurants, was bothered by his cothing tags, chewed constantly on his shirt collar and other things that I honestly don't remember right now. He does still have sensitivity to noise, but we call it super powers b/c he can hear me whisper from across the house. I'm nearly convinced that SPD is more of a developmental delay than anything else. Hard to say because he has ADHD too, but after years of fretting, I know he's gonna be fine, and so will your son. You'll see.

Feb 27, 2012
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Hope
by: Krista

Hi - just read you post and had to comment. My son is 5 and while I would NOT say he's grown out of his SPD - I WOULD say he copes much better now. For instance some of his quirky behaviors have modified or even gone away. He will always feel the world differently than most thus he will probably always tend to respond differently. However, with therapy (and prayer) he is learning social norms at least in the critical areas. I'm so encouraged when I look at him now and compare to where he was just a few years ago. he's in kindergarten and excelling which honestly, is something at age 3, I didn't think would EVER happen. Be encouraged - it does get better!!

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