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!