Mum of 2 boys with SPD

by Pat
(Sydney)

My 5 year old son has just been diagnosed with SPD. He has always had had problems climbing stairs and refuses to ride a bike or scooter. He also has verbal dyspraxia, which seems to stem from the same type of 'jumble' in his brain's wiring.


Between the two boys they exhibit almost every symptom listed above.

Now that I'm investigating the symptoms of SPD I realise that my older son 's issues with clothes, shoes, food, changes to routine, low energy levels and sensitivity emotionally and physically are all attributable to SPD!

I have always known something was "out-of-sync" with my older boy and even though he has seen a podiatrist, doctors and paediatricians, an osteopath, a naturopath and a homeopath none of them could pin it down. I even took him to a psychologist who told me my son was pretending to be anxious!

I feel very emotional that my elder son has spent so many years so misunderstood and has had to battle through every day. So listen to your mother's instinct, and be suspicious of anyone who tries to explain away your child's bizarre collection of eccentricities. Especially if they wear a white coat.

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Sep 05, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Hello. There are times when you need to listen to your instinct as a mom. But we can not forego opinions coming from expert developmental pediatricians. SPD can be overcome given the right intervention and the devped can help you. Go see one with reliable referral so you will feel at ease that your doctor is knowledgeable on spd. Good luck. You are not alone. As a mother to a two year old boy with developmental delay, he has spd issues also. Suggest reading book "The Out-of-Sync Child". It is expensive here in the Philippines. but maybe in your country you could buy one cheaper.

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behavior problem
by: Anonymous

is very common to give the wrong impression of children with behavior disorders. Often developmental disorders are not diagnosticati.I children are ill judged, and parents considered bad educators. But an experienced child psychiatrist can help.

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