Explaining SPD to a "sensory seeker"
Hi there. I just read your newsletter post from September 2006, about explaining SPD to your child. It was really helpful. My son (6 years) has recently been diagnosed as a "seeker". I'd really like to explain his form of SPD to him as positively as you suggest, but am unsure of how to describe his seeking tendencies (particularly in the auditory, proprioceptive and vestibular senses) in such a positive light. I'm doing lots of reading and research. I am a clinical psychologist and understand the importance of nurturing self esteem around this issue (perhaps a little too well in that it worries me terribly!). We have started working with an OT and I am hopeful about the process. Any suggestions on how to explain this to him would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.