Sight of Swinging Motion

My four year old daughter has some strange behaviors but i haven't seen any stories similar. She cannot handle the sight of waves in the lake when we're out on the boat. She's in swimming lessons and loves the water but as soon as the boat causes lots of waves and disturbances in the water she panics.


Along with this is the sight of suspended objects, such as ceiling fan chains swinging or weight scales hanging from the ceilings in supermarkets. Anything that swings, including swing sets, bug her. It seems the sight of disturbed motion sets her off. Is this SPD????

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Jan 22, 2016
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Possibly SPD
by: Anonymous

It could possibly be SPD... My son, a teenager now, can't look at certain things that move - they make him feel "dizzy" and I think cause a disruption to his vision & perception of his surroundings. Carousels, roller coasters overhead, walking along a sidewalk w/ cars passing by... these things can make him feel horrible. He also can't handle spinning activities.

Mar 19, 2012
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by: Anonymous

my first question to you, as a parent with a child with spd, is this-are there other things about her behavior, cognitive abilities, social skills, etc. that are concerning to you? because my inkling would be that if this is the only oddity she has distaste for, then perhaps there is something about all those things that bother her on a level that at age 4 she isn't able to explain yet. and this probably isn't spd related.

on the flip side, if there are other things that are cause for concern, then perhaps it's spd related.

good luck.

ps-is it possible that in some way she related all these things you've mentioned to be potentially dangerous in some way? because i could see that related... is she an anxious child? or a very cautious child?

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