My son has been diagnosed with SPD

My son has been diagnosed with Sensory processing Disorder and people are asking if the reason why he is acting like this is maybe it because of having tubes put in his ear is this possible or is it really SPD?

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May 07, 2011
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by: Charlie's Mom

My son is almost 15 months and was dx as having SPD. I always knew there was something different about him. Ive found, no one understands SPD unless they have a child with it. My son also got tubes. For some reason no one wants to hear or accept this dx. People are constantly suggesting other dx's or telling me he will grow out of it.. or telling me "we don't know yet and we should wait until he is older". Other people jump in to say, "my son does that... or my daughter does that.. why are you so worried". No one seems to get it. ANd won't unless they have lived with it. For some it is not easily visible. But.. some believe that antibiotics, vaccines and diet contribute to the behaviors... and that by going to a DAN doctor or a nutritionist to have your child's yeast... gluten, wheat.. casin egg... and other allergies tested has proved to make a significant difference. Our son was put on antibiotics from 3mos- 12 mos old. We strongly believe the antibiotics have contributed to this disorder. (read re candida, overproduction of yeast and adhd/ autism diet). We've changed our son over to a gf/wf c/f diet.. and within a few days, got more eye contact.. better interactions and less sensory seekings. Dont get me wrong.. he still sensory seeks.. but he now sits!!! which for us is amazing.. We are choosing to go to a DAN doctor to figure exactly what could be affecting him.. and then a nutritionist for a diet plan. Just a suggestion. But long story short.. many people believe/ accept different things.

May 03, 2011
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by: Anonymous

acting like what? did he have an official, clinical diagnosis with an occupational therapist? have you gone through the sensory checklist?

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