My amazing 4 year old

by alissa
(montana)

I have an amazing four year old son. He is enthusiastic, and loving and funny. We have had issues with his "behavior" for over two years now. We are constantly getting called to his Sunday school class because he is hitting or somehow hurting not only other kids but teachers as well. It has gotten to the point where we dread taking him anywhere there is childcare because we know eventually we will be dealing with a "situation". This has enlightened me so much.


Just today a very sweet lady from the church came to my house and told me that she thought he may be autistic. After a lot of prayer and thinking I looked up the autism symptoms, while some of them fit most did not. But then I was lead to this website and I had an "AHA" moment when reading the signs and symptoms of spd. It was like someone made a checklist of my son. Thank you so much for this site. At least now I know where to start and how to help him.

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Feb 08, 2011
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ADHD?
by: Anonymous

My son was first diagnosed with ADD/ADHD a year ago, but we did not feel comfortable with that. We did not want to medicate him, and ADD did not address all the other issues that we could not figure out. We are new to SPD, but feel amazed and relieved to know that there is a reason for all of his special needs and issues. I feel certain that he was misdiagnosed with ADD. There are many symptoms of SPD that overlap with ADD, and in my opinion the quick and easy ADD/ADHD medication solution that is so popular today, of children with SPD and other special needs is practically criminal!

I am so glad I didn't let the school counselor and my child's doctor bully me into drugging my son. SPD is not ADD/ADHD. Be careful not to allow yourself to be misled.

Jan 24, 2011
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adhd
by: lisa

please google adhd for preschoolers. You should have your son evaluated. my son and my nephew both have sensory issues but also have adhd. I bet you have big AHA moments with the adhd! most children that are acting out in a violent way will be adhd.

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