Helping A Hypersensitive SPD Child Who Is Injured Or Sick
My 4 1/2 year old daughter who has hyper SPD seems to feel pain more intensely than other children. The slightest injury or illness can send her into a meltdown or get her hysterical. When we are trying to help her feel better, she does not like us to go near her. It is difficult to pinch her nose with a nosebleed or even put a bandaid on her sometimes. How can I still respect her SPD and help her when she's sick or hurt?
The bottom line Carly is that this will all get better with some intensive Occupational Therapy treatment. As her nervous system begins to better integrate sensory input and regulate perceptions and responses, you will see less and less of this. Can you give me some further information about her treatment?
How long has she been in OT?
What have they done to help her?
Have you done any of the following, ie. Listening Therapy, Brain Gym, Wilbarger Brushing Protocol, a home program and sensory diet, Earobics, etc.
How often does she go to OT? Is it private, in a clinic/hospital, or through the school system?
What improvements have you seen?
Also, do you feel you can communicate effectively with your OT? Can you approach her/him with questions and get thorough answers that you understand?
Do you have a copy of her evaluation? Did they go over it with you and set up the treatment plan WITH you?
Is your OT "SIPT" Certified or do they have a significant background in evaluating and treating SPD kids?
Do you feel the OT is helping in general?