Does SPD run in families

Could SPD be passed down from mother to child to grandchild ???


I was just informed that my grandson was just diagnosed.

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Jan 27, 2010
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I agree
by: Anonymous

My 7 yr old daughter has just been diagnosed with SPD and we were sitting at home with the OT for our first session and I sat there thinking yes that's me, yes I do that, to the point the OT noticed there are a large amount of similar traits between me and my daughter. In all honestly it is probably what made me push for her to be looked at because my mother used o always make me feel like I couldn't get it right and I don't want to do the same to my daughter.

Feb 20, 2009
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Genetic?
by: Jessika

I agree. I am still relatively picky and my son is as well. Soooo much so that I feel like he eats the same thing day in and day out. I would like to know what your grandmother did to get you eating!!! I am worried that my son's staple food PB sandwiches are not aloud at public schools anymore and I dont know what I am going to send to school with him, he's 3.

Feb 18, 2009
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Passed down...
by: Tammy

Yes, it is "Genetic". But this is not the only cause. I recommend BUYING the book, "The Out-of-Sync Child"... excellent resource & world of info.

Feb 10, 2009
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Does SPD run in families
by: Debbie

Thank you Jesse Is there anyone else that has any input on this topic ???

Feb 09, 2009
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SPD passed down...
by: Jessi

I don't think they know the definitive answer to this yet, although I believe there is some evidence to suggest it. I know that I personally have noticed that many of my 'SPD-ish' traits came out in my son, only amplified. I also recently discovered (no one had told me before!) that I was an extremely picky eater as a child - this is something my son has struggled so much with. However, I had a step-mother who devoted herself to getting me to eat, and by probably age 6 I was an excellent eater and so I've always thought I was!

Likewise, my husband (my son's step-father) has spent a lot of time working with my son on eating, and he has improved phenomenally. I digress, but the point is that I think it's completely possible that SPD could be hereditary.

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