Does your child with SPD have trouble playing by themself?

by Melissa
(Colorado)

My son is six and seems to really need me a lot. He can play by himself, but he seems to always want me nearby or helping him play. Is this part of the SPD?

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Feb 10, 2011
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thank you!
by: Anonymous

Thanks for responding, yes, it takes TREMENDOUS energy!! I understand you needing some relief to get your sanity back and I think as long as they don't overuse electronic devices, it's okay. Sometimes I start a movie for my son, so I can get something done! Laundry folded, etc.

Feb 10, 2011
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sorry
by: Anonymous


sorry I meant to post in February, (Grandpa) and (Playback aside) greetings.

Feb 09, 2011
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Same boat
by: Tim L

Totally! We have a 6 year old with SPD and he is a black hole of need when it comes to playtime. Our 3 year old can play for hours by himself. Preston (6 yr old with SPD) is constantly bored and needs frequent directed activities. My wife is great at this, but she is getting exhausted. One tool that seems to work is the itouch. I'm not sure if it is the simple games (so he won't "be a failure"), or the sensory aspect. But it can actually keep him engaged. He also likes a few of the Nintendo ds games, but not until he has watched me play them enough to get his own confidence up to try. I hate to encourage video games as a solution, but it helps everyone regain some sanity. It also works great at restaurants that are noisy to prevent meltdowns. Headphones and itouch or Nintendo ds. Not cheap new, but you can find some good deals on eBay.

Feb 08, 2011
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finding posts
by: Anonymous

how do I find those posts?

Feb 07, 2011
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yes
by: Anonymous

Answer for both the last two posts, as you described it reflected in my child's PDD-NOS with sensory disabilities.

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