OMG!

Okay... there is not a child out there that does not exhibit a dozen or more of the items on the check list! I would be concerned if I didn't see anything on there that my child did!

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Nov 17, 2009
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well then
by: mm

if your preschool thinks your kid has it maybe they do. Parents don't want a diagnosis for everything, sometimes they are in denial :) Just sayin.

Nov 17, 2009
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Response to OMG!
by: Anonymous

Thank you! I agree OMG. My sons preschool teacher keeps talking to me about this sensory integration dysfuction. Out of all of the numerous things on the check list my 4 year old has 7, 4 of them are from the sensory seeking behaviors. But, all of my children and myself have some of these characteristics. I feel like people just need a diagnosis for everything!!!!

Oct 04, 2009
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Re: above comments
by: Anonymous

I have been teaching Kindergarten for thirteen years and have had the pleasure of working with a few families with children that had been diagnosed with sensory issues, whether it be with Asperger's or just a "mild" form. Although many children do exhibit a lot of the items from the checklist, the parents (and Teachers) who come to these sights for help have lived day in and day out with many items on the checklist! There is an extraordinary difference in children who live that life. It is exhausting! My heart breaks for parents who are at a loss for answers and teachers whose hands are tied when all any of us want is to help these children live the most normal life possible. God Bless the parents who live with this and the teachers who give these children their all!

Jun 02, 2009
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Teacher who cares
by: Anonymous

Hello, I am a first year teacher,a daycare provider for the last 17 years prior to becoming a teacher, and a mother of two college students. I came to this website through a psychologist who has observed one of my students prior to this year and feels she may have this disorder. I can tell all of you honestly I truly believe that as an educator by choice, I just want to get this little girl help. Her life will be so difficult if we do not do something for her. I am learning all I can and I am hoping the parents will be on board soon. I understand that it must be difficult to hear that there is something not quite right with your child, but I think getting help is best for the child. The comment about a noise in the building causing so much stress for a person they can't function had to be miserable for that person.

Feb 27, 2009
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Symptoms checklist can be misused
by: Anonymous #5

I sympathize with the original poster and all those who've commented. My son's pre-K teacher thinks he needs to be evaluated for SPD simply because he's sensitive to light (he has blue eyes and light skin, which makes him more sensitive), and because he's not as athletic as some of the other boys. I don't see these "problems" as affecting his day-to-day life, or as problems. And my son is not the only kid in class she's recommending for an eval. My feeling is that some educators are misusing the symptoms checklist, and as other posters have noted, it's all about the degree to which your child is affected.

Feb 26, 2009
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puhlease
by: Anonymous

I get so tired of people writing comments like this. Why come to this page? Please leave your comments somewhere else.

We're just trying to help our children function in this world that they perceive differently than we do.

Feb 26, 2009
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hmmm
by: Anonymous

Yes, not just all children, but all people, have sensory issues. It is weather those issues cause them to be able to deal with normal events in life.

Let's say you were at work and they were building something next door. It was noisy all day and you were expected to work under those conditions. A "normal" person would be irritated by the noise, even distracted. An SPD person would not be able to do their job. Can you imagine a co-worker just screaming or jumping up and down all day because the noise was affecting them? No, surely that person would be asked to leave.

That is why these children need OT... because their sensory issues keep them from normal tasks.

Feb 01, 2009
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Teachers and SPD
by: Anonymous

Yes, many children show these symptoms, but when trying to understand why your 3 year old always has his hands on his ears, or why he has nightmares constantly you want to help him lead a normal life.

Fast forward 3 years and now that 3 year old is in first grade and I believe his teacher hates him. He cannot sit quietly in a chair, he cannot stay focused as she rambles on, and he cannot relax because there is a speaker in the room, and at any moment it may explode with sound.

Without this diagnosis we would be constantly punishing him for nonconformity in his school setting. These children need our help, and understanding.

Jan 25, 2009
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Not surprised
by: Anonymous

The last persons comment is 100% right. The things you see on the check list are alot what normal kids do, but it's those kids who it spills into their daily life, and of those around them. And SPD kids really can't explain why they feel the way they do.

Really wouldn't expect any parent to understand until they go through it themselves, or work with kids that have such a touch sensory problem that a 4 year old girl couldn't hold her mothers own hand until she got OT treatment and began a long process of brushing tech.

Jan 24, 2009
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re: omg
by: Denise

Your right many "normal" children exhibit some or even a lot of these symptoms. It is when the symptoms get in the way of the childs daily life that it is a problem.

Most of us on this site have encountered many people like you who just don't understand the daily struggle our children go through with what other children do without even giving it a second thought.

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