Puberty and SPD

by Nancy Taylor
(Sarasota, FL, USA)

My son was a low birth weight, premie twin. He was treated with good OT at age 4 for SID and was deemed ready for kindergarten at 5 1/2 (late birthday.) He has done well in elementary school, but struggled socially and with organization in first year of middle.


Now at age 12 1/2, has grown 4 inches in the last 8 months and voice is cracking. We are in family counseling, as he started having anger and control issues about 5 months ago, and "wished" to commit suicide. Has always had some gross and fine motor skill delays, and is a resistant eater. Have others noted that SPD "returns with a vengeance" at puberty? He is being referred by the counselor to a psychologist for eval. for depression, and I suggested the SID or SPD, angle. thanks for any assistance, I loved the info on your site, thank you!

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Oct 18, 2013
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Puberty and sid
by: Anonymous

I just read an excellent entry from a mom who's 12 1/2 yr old had a tough time with SID during puberty.
Did anything help the kids who went through this? Is it short-lived? Did OT help?

Thanks everyone!!!!

Jul 08, 2011
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sid and puberty
by: Anonymous

yes!!! i have been searching sites in relation to sid and puberty. my daughter, 12 1/2 to be exact, is going through the same thing!!! it seems the sid returned with a vengeance! year after year i would announce to my hubby that she was getting better almost to the point where i thought gee, was it really that bad, maybe she was not sid afterall.....only to have it rear its ugly head as we enter puberty. she is not dealing with it well at all...her body is transforming and she wants it to stop...knowing about sid i can see how this is freaking her out. she is always slow to warm up to change and this is just too much. : ( the problem is, how to help her deal with it?????

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