Sensory Processing Disorder in a child born @ 25wks.

Should a child that has been diagnosed w/SPD see a neurologist as well as an OT, if you feel that there are other red flag signs of another condition. The OT is stating that every thing will be OK. The only suggestion that the OT says is just remember that he had a very traumatic experience from birth.


I have been asking her about these same noticeable conditions for over a year. He has been head banging while sleep every night since the age of 6mos., he gets overwhelmed in the stores since the age of 6mos., he has a moderate delay in auditory comprehension & moderate-severe delay in expressive language skills, his receptive lang. skills are consistent w/skills in the the 18-20 month range which in 4 mos. accelerated to 27-28mos. age range, his expressive language skills are consistent w/12-18 month age which progressed in 4mos. to 19-21 mos. & cognitive w/skills in the age range 21-22 mos. He has had OT since the age of 6mos. & has had massages & everything else & has made alot of progress, but there are still alot of underlying issues that the OT just think that I should just sweep under the rug & stop worrying about.These issues have been going on for over a year. He is now 31 mos.

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Oct 04, 2011
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Appreciation
by: Lady Di

Thanks alot. I needed those words of encouragement.

Oct 03, 2011
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by: Anonymous

sounds like it might be time to find another ot? different ot's have different approaches and experience, maybe it's time to research that. :) we saw an ot for 2 years and exhausted her resources, and so we moved on to the next one.

Oct 03, 2011
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I second the previous post!
by: Anonymous

absolutely! we have mother's intuition for a reason! you pursue it until you are satisfied. i too, have a child who was born premature who has been diagnosed with sensory issues. labels don't matter. what matters is getting your child the help they need, and doing it in a timely fashion if at all possible. there are so many resources and tools out there that can be beneficial to these incredible children. they are ours because we know how to best help them, and if we don't, we put ourselves out there in order to help learn and implement tools that will help them be successful in life. good job mom! keep at it.

Sep 22, 2011
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Thank you.

Sep 19, 2011
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Go with your gut
by: Anonymous

I'm an OT - and I say Mothers' should always listen to their gut. Also as your child grows it will be easier to obtain any needed services- and easier for you to understand and help your child with a good diagnosis- it won't change him (some parents struggle with their child being "labeled') - just help explain him and help you help him.

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