Sibling SPD?


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My 4 year old was diagnosed with SPD and OCD but now I'm wondering if I missed it in my two year old because my 4 year old is so high needs or am I just overly sensitive?


Obviously I need to discuss it with her Dr but she is constantly on the go, cannot sit and listen to even a 3 sentence infant book (ever),at nap or bed time she "alligator rolls" in the blankets even though she is clearly exhausted. In fact the joke is if she is still more that 30 seconds shes gonna fall asleep (problem is its true).

She acts like she cant hear me (like my son) unless I am face to face with her and is obsessive about routine. I truly thought she was just really hyper active and diva like now I'm not so sure.

What do you think is she too young to be truly diagnosed?

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Apr 11, 2009
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spd diagnosis age
by: Anonymous

SPD can be diagnosed in infants.

Yes, what you're describing can be typical signs of SPD.

I would have her evaluated through the school system but consider private evaluations too if you're not happy with their results and recommendations. And educate yourself about SPD because you'll be her best advocate.

Kudos to you for being so observant, and for realizing that there's something beneath her puzzling and sometimes frustrating behavior!

--Nancy
www.sensorysmarts.com

Apr 09, 2009
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advocate!!!
by: maria

Get a referral from your Dr. to see an OT, or call OT office, someone there will guide you!!

Apr 08, 2009
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HOW TO BE DIAGNOSED
by: Anonymous

My son is 3 years old and I think he may have SPD, I was wondering how do I go about having him diagnosed, he has been already diagnosed with 47xyy karatype and having this he has autistic traits.

Feb 26, 2009
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never too young
by: Anonymous

Nope. She is not too young. My 8 year old was diagnosed and I know it can be genetic and when our other son was 2 I called our regional center and got right on it. Early intervention is the key! Advocate advocate! Trust your gut! Good luck

Feb 25, 2009
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Not too young
by: Anonymous

My son was diagnosed right around the age of 2 with a mild case of SPD. I would say trust your instinct and get an eval. Good luck!

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