Genetic

by Casey
(St. Louis, MO, USA)

I have a son with SPD, and my husband and I are thinking about having another baby. How likely would it be for blessing #2 to end up with SPD?

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Mar 18, 2009
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College son
by: Debbie

I have 3 sons, and the youngest has SPD. He is now a freshmen in college, and doing fine. He did have OT at age 3, and speech therapy. He has a stutter, but other than that he is just fine. I wanted to let you all know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I remember screaming fits when he would get wet, or trying to hold him down to wash his hair. But I still made him go out in the rain, jump in puddles, and play with mudpies. The noise level improved with age, too. He never did learn to ride a bicycle, although I didn't push it because he didn't need that to get a job, or function in life. Things will get better, just hang in there, and try to give your kids simple opportunities.

Mar 12, 2009
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i understand
by: marisa

Hi!

We have 5 children and 2 have SPD and one has mild autism. We don't know yet on the youngest but was Told by an institute here in CA that it is genetic. It's not easy I can tell you that but I wouldn't take it away from them if I could because it's who they are. Best of luck!

Mar 09, 2009
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Genetic and Children
by: Casey

Thanks.

Yes, I know (even though undiagnosed) that I was the one to pass the SPD to my son. I had a very difficult time growing up with it, but I managed (without OT...that was unheard of in my time-I was eccentric.) And I turned out just fine. I recently took the adult checklist and I was amazed at how many of the things I needed to check.) So it wouldn't surprise me that SPD was passed through the mother.

My fear is just being able to handle two children with it at the same time. I love my little boy more than life itself, but I feel like I am crazy more often than not. I know I would love blessing #2 as well.

Mar 06, 2009
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genes
by: Ericka Morgan

Hi,
I just read in another discussion group that SPD is supposedly passed down through the mother. Don't know the research on that, but the group leader is right on with her info. I wish I could tell you the book....but if you recognize sensory issues in yourself or your husband, and you love who you are and still want to have another child, do it. SPD isn't a curse! I mean, sometimes I feel like it is, but most of the time it is a "difference"...

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