by Alison Plant
I have a five year old daughter who I believe has SPD. I have run into brick wall after brick wall. I am in the Houston area, is there anyone in Houston who can help with this, or can diagnose this disorder? My daughter was originally diagnosed with O.C.D, which does not fit or is not helping her. I am currently seeing a behavior therapist, and a Occupational therapist. Nothing seems to be helping in fact she is only getting worse. Nobody has ever brought up S.P.D. Help!!! Any advise or help I can get whould be great!
The SPD Help Line Answers
Oh dear... you are seeing an Occupational Therapist already and they have not mentioned SPD? THEY are the ones who would evaluate and treat this disorder! So... in light of that, I suggest you talk specifically to the OT about who to go to in your area if she is not someone who has sensory integration theories and treatment experience. Is she a school OT or private?? If she is a school OT, you would want a private anyway to diagnose and treat the potential SPD and then supplement that by keeping the school OT.
What specifically is she in OT for now? What specifically are they working on with her? Where is it... school or private?
To help find a good OT for this... please read these two articles from my newsletter back issues:How To Find An Occupational Therapist For SPD
Sensory Integrative OT... What You Need To Know
These should help answer your question. If not, feel free to write again below, ok? Also, you will find more articles on my site map that may help too, so I would check that out as well.
I hope this helps. If you answer my questions I asked above via the comment box below, perhaps I can direct you further too, ok?