Does my grandaughter have SPD

by need help
(arkansas)

My granddaughter is a very intelligent 6 year old who always scores above average in her schoolwork. The problem is she constantly insist clothing is tight when it is not. The problem causes many arguments between her and her mother. She is an extremely sweet and considerate child and these arguments are really causing problems in their household. Please help! I want my beautiful granddaughter to have a happy childhood.

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May 07, 2009
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by: Heather

I agree with the other comment. Don't forget that sometimes kids go through stages where they push for more autonomy. Maybe your granddaughter is trying to control something and she's found that clothing pushes a hot button for mom. It is not uncommon for kids with SPD to be highly intelligent, actually I think it's more the rule. Sometimes the SPD inhibits the ability for the kids to show their intelligence by classic school test standards, but having to navigate life with this kind of disability takes a different degree of intelligence.

Also most people I've talked to can relate to varying degrees of sensory overload even if it doesn't interfere with daily life, I for one can't take crowds. It's when the issues begin to have a negative effect on the person or child (low self esteem, not performing at school)that you need to stop and take a closer look. And don't forget that your granddaughter is going to need every ounce of that "spunk" to get through life! Maybe redirect her energy but don't squelch it out of her:)

May 07, 2009
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by: Angela Dickey

My son(who has SPD) feels clothes are too tight too when to me they look like they fit right. My question is why is she fighting with her, if your grand daughter is uncomfortable your daughter should just find out what type of clothes she feels better in. I do know it's hard and frustrating but is it worth fighting with the child.If she has SPD that's the only way for peace. I say choose your battles.

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