Does children with SPD really learn to cope as they get older

by Tina
(Paris Tn )

My daughter is three and she was diagnosis with SPD at the age of 1 1/2 I noticed that Hannah was behind in her motor skills and she didn't like certain people, my mother is one of them. she doesn't like certain sounds like a clock,if she hears the sound of a clock that chimes she will run to me and hold on tight and I'll tell her that it is ok then she will repeat that it is ok every 5 to 10 mins. At bath time she screams like it is killing her, will she be able to cope and understand these concerns?

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Sep 03, 2010
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It doesn't always get better
by: Anonymous

In my case it is as bad now as it has ever been. I have learned to cope, no longer does my mother force me to wear turtle-necks and tweed. I wear soft socks, and easy off shoes. I cut out tags and have headphones ready when it gots too loud. So, for me, it has not gotten better, it is just that I have -and am still- learned to cope.

Aug 02, 2010
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it will get better, therapy goes a long way
by: Anonymous

yes! it will get better. my daughter is 6 and was in therapy for 1 year. she still shows some signs of SPD, mostly has a hard time with socks and shoes and certain clothes but she has learned to live with it. She has gotten so much better with dealing with sounds, used to terrified of the sound of a flushing toilet, hair dryer, vacuum, hand dryers etc. now she hardly flinches. She still does not like motion things like rides at the park or spinning but has no more tantrums in that area. it is my unprofessional belief that it never goes away but you learn to adapt. good luck!

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