Do kids grow out of this?

Do the kids learn coping strategies through their therapies or can they actually grow out of SPD?

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Aug 30, 2012
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No but you can adapt & adjust with time
by: Grown up & ok

Hi,
I am in my 30's now and I still have sensory "issues". However, to me these issues are just a normal part of my life so it is not a big deal. The difference is that as an adult I know what bothers me. The most frustrating part when I was younger was trying to explain WHY stuff bothered me.

I can't explain how exactly most sheets are wrong, they just are. 99.9% of sheets are too scratchy. High threadcount does not equal comfy!

Time allowed me to find the ONE kind of toothpaste that I can stand so that is the only kind I buy no matter what.

Honestly I doubt people even notice my issues because I have adapted well, or they just misunderstand them.

Example 1: My neck/back. I cut out all tags from my shirts & underwear so they can't "stab" me. Also, I can't have shirts that "choke" me. Basically nothing can touch the front of my neck so I own probably the world's largest collection of cowl neck shirts. People just think that is my style.

Example 2: Shoes. I can't wear shoes with closed backs. I only wear clogs/slip-on styles to work & flip flops at home. People at work laugh about always hearing me click-clacking down the hall. They chalk it up to being a girlie-girl who will only wear cute shoes. I know it's because I can not have anything touch the back of my feet (no socks either). Luckily I live down south so it's no problem.

I could go on forever but I won't. My point is that after so many years I have learned what is & isn't problematic for me. I do my shopping so I don't have to verbalize what is "wrong" with things. Stay patient & remember that your child isn't trying to be difficult. They are just trying to get through the day without being overwhelmed.

~ M

Aug 19, 2012
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I dont think so
by: Anonymous

From what i understand, children do not grow out of their disability but will adjust or learn how to self regulate

May 18, 2012
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Light at end of tunnel
by: Anonymous

Thx for response, have a 5 y.o who has been in OT and speech for 18 months. OT made a difference within weeks in his behavior. He is in Kindergarten and it is as if a litebulb has gone off, in terms of schoolwork. Self-esteem and confidence are still big issues from all that he has delt with- so he will repeat the year. I see a light at the end of the tunnel........!!
Thx again.

May 18, 2012
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HOPE
by: Anonymous

Hello I tink, that Grow by SPD, depends upon the severity of the disorder, if it is connected to a diagnosis of ASD or less. But in any case becoming more adult disorder will be more manageable.hope for you.

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