Hyposensitive advice?

I have a 13-month-old little boy that appears to have an across-the-board (i.e., auditory, oral, touch, etc.) hyposensitive form of SPD. He may also have some social, emotional and play dysfunction. I find a lot of information on this site about treatments and prognoses for hypersensitive cases, but not too much about the hyposensitive end member. Can anyone give me good advice on therapies to try? Does anyone know whether it's something that typically improves with time?

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Sep 12, 2011
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TACTILE/ORAL DEFENSIVENESS
by: Anonymous

I have a daughter who has been diagnosed with SPD and tactile defensiveness. Today at the dentist she had a sealant put on her tooth and it is driving her crazy. She can not tolerate the feel of it and has cried all evening begging to have it removed. Any suggestions from parents who have kids with oral defensiveness?

Nov 28, 2010
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weighted vest
by: luvanurse21

I haven't tried a weighted vest...let me know if it works-

Nov 28, 2010
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Hyposensitive Son
by: Anonymous

My son is also hyposensitive. Has anyone used the weighted vest?
Do it work?

Nov 22, 2010
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My 3 y/o is hyposensitive
by: Luvanurse21@gmail.com

And....I have had many long long restless nights. I am attaching my email in case you would ever like to chat. My son is 3 and is doing well, he attends special day school. I think alot of what has helped him was the infant stim program...push to have your child enrolled into a program primarily for infants combining both ot and pt. There have been nights that my son has fallen asleep laying on his nebulizer for the vibration for stimulation. Please feel free to email me if you wanna chat-
Kim Bober

Nov 18, 2010
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Welcome to my world
by: Anonymous

Our daughter is hyposensitive--pretty rare, at least in our area. Everywhere we have gone for OT she is the only girl--and it's been 4 years!
At your son's age lots of tactile stimulation works. Wrapping in a towel or blanket, rubbing his skin, or brushing (Wilbarger Protocol) may work. Don't freak out too much about eating habits. Our daughter smeared food all over herself until pre-K and only stopped due to interacting with her peers. Our biggest mistake and regret was not recognizing her hyposensitivity and punishing her for her erratic and sometimes destructive behavior. Please have patience with your son. There will be OT and maybe PT in his future, hopefully psychotherapy won't be in his future.

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