PDD and sensory issues with a 7 year old.

by Sandy Patane
(Belmont, Ca.)

My 7 year old daughter was diagnosed with Autism at 2 1/2. She has had early intervention and has made wonderful progress. But there seems to be some issues that are not making much progress. My daughter has always had food issues, gagging, throwing up, and just a picky eater. She has clothing issues that make getting ready for school a nightmare for the both of us. Pants are not tight enough, shoes are to tight. Short term memory issues we have not been able to pin point.


Are these issues linked with autism?

Most of the questionaires and check lists are for younger children. What about kids that are over 3?

Thank you

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Oct 19, 2009
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sensory issues
by: Anonymous

Your daughter's issues are absolutely autism related. Sensory issues are a huge part of an autistic child's struggles.

Occupational therapists can help children with those issues and can prescribe techniques for parents to try with child at home.



Jul 30, 2009
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what to do
by: Anonymous

My 6 year old son has been wearing a belt around his pants everyday as well. He pulls it extremely tight. He hates "loose" clothing. Shopping for clothes for him is really difficult. This "issue" is preventing him from going swimming because he is afraid his suit will fall off - no matter how tight we make it. He also will not wear gloves in the winter because every pair (and we have tried every pair0 is too loose.... sneakers have to be the same brand each time and tied extremely tight...and so on.. can't believe i am reading the same thing about other children.

He also runs obsessively across the living room back and forth when he needs to unwind. Any feedback on his behavior would be greatly appreciated. He is otherwise a happy, social and intelligent child. He was speech delayed but has since "graduated from speech. Otherwise no other issues.

Jul 17, 2009
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Signs of Autism
by: Debbie

Yes, I have a little girl who is 7 years old with all the signs you have described plus some more. She is a beautiful little girl and was checked by several doctors here in Ky through her Head Start program at 3 years old. She was also taken care of by a specialist in PDD/Autism from Louisville University. She however, loves getting ready for school and I have never had trouble with her on that subject. She has very big issues with changing her routines. She is learning more everyday but we still have a very hard road to go down. I have to have lots of patience and understanding with her. I am doing my best to educate myself and get her the help she needs to be a very productive individual and able to take care of herself when she is older. Some days are good and there are some days that are not so good. I wouldn't have it any other way she means more to me that anything and I am the one blessed to have her in my life.

Nov 28, 2008
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this group may be a good place to ask
by: Anonymous

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SID-DSI_AllAboutKids/

Nov 28, 2008
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Same issue, same age
by: Peter T.

We are having the same issue with our son Gavin. His belt is so tight in the morning that it starts to rip after a few wears. These behaviors started over the last year or so.

Still have not figured out yet how to get past them.

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