Marilea - A mom
To mimic this site... in one word... "YES!" My son was originally diagnosed with developmental delay. In a sense, this diagnosis is just a fancy name to say... we know something is wrong with him, but he is too young and we can not definitely say what's wrong just yet. This period of time was so frustrating. We kept up the PT, OT, and speech of up to 13-14 visits each week.
As a parent, you do what you gotta do. I kept getting the looks in the grocery store like "can't you control that kid," because after all in looking at my son - he looks perfectly "normal." No braces, wheelchair, etc. This was and has been the toughest of all we have had to deal with. Having a son that "looks" normal, but does not "act" normal is very trying and hard to explain to others. It is tough to explain in a nutshell when people ask, especially when it seems no one has ever heard of something like SPD/SID.
When it was first brought to our attention our son most likely had this - to the point of being diagnosed - I immediately was thrilled. I know it seems weird, but for the first time we had a diagnosis (actually 3) for our son. This was the first site I read from "beginning to end." It helped so much. Finally, I had a place that understood my kid. I will never forget going down the list of symptoms for SID kids.
So often prior, I had been confronted with autism and other diagnosis, but they never truly "fit" our son and ultimately a doctor (of some sort) would rule them out. However, in reading hates nails getting cut, hates hair cuts, likes tight spots, and on and on... I finally was reading a list that described my son without exceptions. I can not lie... we are still learning about him. In starting school and his daily activities changing up.. new things become a challenge and yet, now I know we CAN make it! Yes, SID is real, but not unbeatable.... These kids are GREAT!!!! Enjoy them!