Does SPD effect a person into adulthood if they receive treatment at an early age?

by Sheree
(Spokane, Wa)

Does SPD effect a person into adulthood if they receive treatment at an early age?

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Jul 19, 2011
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few resources
by: Anonymous

i don't know if you are aware of some of the online sites/blogs that may help you gather info about this question or just for reading pleasure, to know you're not alone. :) here are a few that i frequent:

http://www.spdbloggernetwork.com/

http://out-of-sync-child.com/
if you're familiar with the book, the out of sync child, this author is now working on her next book about spd and how it affects children into teen years and possibly beyond)

http://www.dailystrength.org/
this is a great way to exchange information and ideas about many issues. there is an spd panel for reading to write it, similar to this sensory blog.

http://ourlifewithspd.blogspot.com/

and many of these sites, have links to so many other resources. :) good luck!

so much information and understanding coming forth about this neurological condition!



Jul 19, 2011
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Thank you for your comments
by: Anonymous

Wow great information. Thank you very much. My son has mild SPD and I have read a few books and gathered as much information as possible as well. I wanted to hear what other parents or adults had to say about it as well. I agree the child grows into it and learns to cope and adapt with the help of parents and other resources.

My son has come a long way in the last 3 to 4 years. We worked together to come up with coping mechanisms and have worked with a counselor as well.

I am also writing a paper for school and chose to write about SPD. I am required to address this developmental issue in terms of adulthood and elderly. I was not finding much research on those areas.

Thanks again and I would love to hear anymore feedback anyone has.

Jul 19, 2011
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My undertsanding
by: Anonymous

i have a young child with a mild spd diagnosis. we have benefited greatly from working with an occupational therapist over the last couple of years. there are so many resources available to help these children and to help us as parents (care givers, teachers, extended family members etc.) know how to help these special children and teach them and help them implement the effective tools that will aide in helping them be more successful and happy in life.

it has been explained to me (and i've got A LOT of reading and research) that these children with spd are in fact wired a bit differently neurologically, and that it is something we can't change. it will always be that way. but what we can do is, like was previously posted, get them help to cope with and deal with their issues and challenges in an effective manner so that as they go in life, those things won't be such an issue.

often these kiddos are gifted, or have specific interest in things that can be a great tool. for example, the previous post mentioned running, biking, physical exercise- that's a great one! my son needs a lot of that as well. to make that a habit and encourage that early in life is fabulous. some children are gifted in areas of animals or care taking or being connected to other people (i know a little girl with spd like this), and they are incredibly nurturing and that in turn is something that helps their self esteem or their ability to soothe.

point is, to encourage their interests and find ways to incorporate those interests into things that can help them learn some of those tools for life. :)

Jul 18, 2011
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Adulthood
by: Anonymous

My son was dx with mild/mod hypo SPD at 4 y/o. He is 13 y/o now . While he will never grown out of it, but he will learned to grow into it . Each year, he has improved ....it seemed like only a mild case of SPD . However, he is very active and does lots of cardio (bike riding and running) and takes karate. So, he does push up and sit up almost everyday ...anything that will feed his needs. He still get "meltdown" at certain time. Your child will learned how to adjusted to her/his need. When younger, my son learned to stepped out of a room for a moment when they sing "happy birthday" or go to his room or to his corner where his beanbags are kept for "timeout" (to calm down)... I highly recommended OT and parents work with child... IT DOES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!!! My neighbor 's son has almost similar situation as my son ....but the parent doesnt work with her child nor fully accepted his SPD. The child still has alot of issues..
FYI: it does effect during puberty, it will get worse and then resolved itself as the person matures into adulthood as long as the person only has SPD.

Jul 18, 2011
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Great Question!
by: Anonymous

I would love to know the answer... my oldest, currently 3 years old, has SPD... we are doing our best to give her the skills she needs to self soothe...

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