Language delay related to SPD?

by Melanie
(Superior, CO)

I originally sought help for my son when he was 15 months because of a language delay. Now he is 4 and is still waaay behind his peers in communicative language. He is very much a sensory seeker (jumps, spins, hangs, climbs, tight hugs, etc) but he also doesn't like the sensation of pooping nor does he like certain noises. Does anyone think his language delay is related to all this? Thank you in advance for any help I can get!!

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Apr 26, 2012
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speech problems
by: Katie

Very, very common with SPD. My son who is 4 1/2 has SPD and speech and communication problems. Speech therapy helps and I think going to pre-school has helped him a lot too. We have had all kinds of evals done, including for Autism etc...and have never gotten a diagnosis except for SPD which isnt really recognized too much yet as it is not in the DSM. I think it get better though :) Good Luck!

Apr 17, 2012
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oral sensitivity
by: Anonymous

how do you tell?

Apr 17, 2012
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quick question please answer
by: mommy of 2

one thing i noticed u didnt mention was anything about his oral sensory i was just wondering if his oral sensory was hypo or hyper sensitive (or typical) my son didnt talk till he was 19 months old and that was in great thanks to his speech therapist without her i dont think he would be where he is. just recently i was told my sons oral sensory was extremely hypo sensitive he barely has any feeling or sensation in his mouth and they said that could have been y he struggled so much to talk (just because he could feel his mouth forming shapes and sounds) if thats the case with u jus ask for more oral input i do towel face massages and mouth brushing it helps amazingly but if hes not hypo idk but if u get back to me i def could give u some ideas to discuss my mother has been working with severely autistic children her whole life she is the reason i am so aware of these things.

Apr 12, 2012
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evals
by: Anonymous

yeah, we are really lucky that one of the evals will be conducted by the school district, so there is no charge. The other will be conducted by a private hospital that will hopefully be picked up by health insurance. I started looking into Asperger's Syndrome and it's looking like that is the likely diagnosis. I will let you know what i find out. when i received the other comment about Temple Grandin, i immediately downloaded her book "The Way I See It" and it's an amazing insight into Asperger's. might be a good resource for you!

Apr 12, 2012
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RE: Language delay
by: Anonymous

Melanie,

Wow! That would surely put your mind at ease if your son will have two evaluations. Unfortunately, it is not that easy in the Philippines. Evaluation sessions are expensive and having two will surely be impossible. Anyway, all the best and i hope you do remember to let me know the outcome.


Apr 12, 2012
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language delay
by: marjory glasgow scotland

Hi my son is now 8yrs old and everything you said is the same except speech problems. He was diagnosed at 5yrs with reduced proprioception and has a 10min exercise program at school ten minutes every morning. He wasnt keen on holding pencils paintbrushes etc. I knew their was something else.not quite right. Difficulty getting dresses buttons and zips etc.

I pursued this it took 2years and we where finally diagnosed with autism, aspergers syndrome. I have read every book and an american author Temple Grandin is the best. Look at you tube and get her she is brilliant. My boy is my life and i would not change him for the world. He attends mainstream school, has problems socially which can be hard, but we sort and work them out. Educationally he is way up their.

I wish you good luck, and be prepared, and seek knowledge as much as you can. Oh oversensitive hearing forgot to mention this, look up listening therapys, tomatis program etc. James would scream at loud unexpected noise, after doing this programme things are alot better.Good luck.

Apr 12, 2012
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thank you!
by: Melanie

i have two evals pending, so i will let you know what i find out too! thank you for your response!

Apr 12, 2012
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RE: language delay
by: Anonymous

Hello. I have a son turning two. No speech yet. Have same behavior like your son. I think a consultation and assessment with a developmental pediatrician can be your first step. I will have my son assessed this May.

So good luck.

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