No sporting events, No parades

Just wondering if any other children experience tremendous anxiety if attending small sporting events, or school parades/ events. The most anxiety appears during the cheering or clapping. Although he does display some sensory problems e.g cutting hair, cutting nails, doesn't like others faces to close to his, won't eat certain foods, cant stand to hear people chew, he has never been diagnose with spd nor does he receive ot services.


He is however receiving aba therapy in hopes of helping him with this situation and other "behavior" problems. My concern is that I may be treating a sensory problem with a behavior based solution. Any feedback, suggestions, questions would be greatly appreciated

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Aug 19, 2012
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no grocery store, no church
by: Anonymous

My son is now 12. He was diagnosed with mild left hemiplegia cp and sensory processing disorder. a restuarant, a church, grocery store, the mall - any place that is bright and noisy is something we have had to avoid because it makes him extrememly anxious. For example, he will not eat at a buffet type restaurant at all. He said too many choices mom. From the time he was two we have had to avoid these places with him because he couldnt handle it and it was too stessful for all of us. He had adjusted somewhat, we can go out to eat as long as it is not a buffet type restaurant. He will not go to church. He is much better at the grocery store now becaue pushing the cart helps him. He played ball when younger until he was hit by a ball, and he left the field right then and there and has never played again.

Jun 23, 2012
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Loud sounds
by: Anonymous

My daughter gets over- whelmed in similar situations. I went to a sporting goods store and bought her a pair of ear muffs that cancel sound ( like for hunting). She can still hear us talking to her but it makes sounds less intense. She now happily goes to things and even enjoyed an air show and monster truck ralley with them. I know it's not a long- term solution, but it may allow him to enjoy some experiences while you figure out what all is going on.

Hope it helps!

Apr 26, 2012
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my 8 yr old
by: marjory glasgow scotland

You have pretty much just got my son to a tee. Sounds like a mirror image. James has reduced proprioception diagnosed at 5yrs. He receives daily excersice at school. He also was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome last year. Another devastation. Have you heard of Temple Grandin the author, get her book thinking in pictures. It will take you into their world and explaine alot. You can get her on you tube aswell. I hope this helps you. Good luck.

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