Mom of an SPD Teen
My daughter is 16, and has many symptoms of SPD..... at one time it was called 'sensory interactive disorder'...while she falls almost unanimously into the 'tactical' category, there are other symptoms as well. We talked to a family clinical psychologist when she was young to determine if it was ADHD, but it didn't seem to appear so. They believed is was SPD (or sensory interactive disorder).
We have worked with her over the years to compensate. But now I am wondering if SPD contributes to extreme negative behavior as well. (Could just be the teenager in her) But she seems to have deep times of negativity, hates the world, etc. She has trouble dealing with the reality of life. Not healthy at all. We try to be very positive with her, but during these times, she does not respond to positive things.
Couple this with high anxiety in general, and you have a real situation that impacts the whole family (she is a middle child of three).
We would like to help her experience life more positively, but is very hard. Do they grow out of this when they mature? If there is light at the end of the tunnel, I would feel a LOT better!
So far, this website has been enlightening.