Premature baby

by Michelle
(South Africa)

Do premature babies have a greater chance of having sensory processing disorders?

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Apr 13, 2013
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28wk prem baby
by: Anonymous

My daughter was born at 28wks (1lb 14oz) was in hospital for 4months . Have just been told she has SPD at 4yrs old and prob due to her extreme prematurity. Waiting OT referral but 6month waiting list, she be at school by then.just have to see how she does.

Feb 25, 2010
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preemies
by: Anonymous

I would have to agree with the previous comment. My oldest daughter is 16 and was born 11 weeks early. She had an extended hospital stay and came home only weighing a little over 4 lbs. When she was little we had trouble with her eating but I don't think it was SPD. My middle child was born 5 weeks early and now is 12 and shows signs of some SPD but nothing that causes a lot of issues. My youngest child is 6 and was born 8 weeks early. He has many SPD symptoms and we struggle to deal with them and school. He has a temper and throws lots of tantrums, receives OT for his fine motor skills. He hates to wear socks and has a blanket that he uses to calm himself. He is very strong willed and hates being told how to do things. I really think SPD varies by child.

Feb 18, 2010
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question...
by: kim

Did they give your pre-mature baby the same vaccines as a full term baby???

Feb 16, 2010
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coincidence with predisposition?
by: Anonymous

I think that is a coincidence born prematurely and have SPD, but not the cause. My children have SPD and are not born prematurely. because maybe it is biological or genetic predisposition.

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