SPD and Auditory processing and speech problems

by mary
(atlanta)

I have a 4-year old son who I believe has SPD. But he also has some type of auditory processing problems. He also has a significant speech delay. He did not say a clear word until he was 3 years old. But what really bothers me is the processing problems. It is like he does not understand what we are saying to him. Has anyone else had this connection between SPD and auditory processing problems? Thank You!

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Mar 10, 2014
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Don't forget the older children
by: Anonymous

My 15 year of son has SPD, auditory processing disorder. Speech delays and learning delays. He has erratic sleep patterns. Beautiful wonderful child. I've learned a whole different side to parenting. While all the new research is wonderful for parents of younger children, we the parents of teens and older need more info. We have went thru all the early issues manifesting themselves and the drs. at the time blaming us, the parents. Please keep researching, but add information to help us also. Also let parents know puberty is very difficult for many of these children. I use to pray for a normal day for him, then I realized everyday was normal for him. The other people had the problem. I am a mom of a unique wonderful young man. We have problems, but I love him more for trying to handle him

Sep 15, 2009
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Get all the testing you can
by: Angela (California)

About six months ago I determined that something else was going on with my twin son than just a speech delay and the horrible three's when he threw such a terrible temper tantrum - pulling my hair, hitting and scratching my face - at the library no less! He had been getting speech therapy for almost two years because he was significantly behind his twin sister. I wish that someone would have suggested then that I have further testing. Speech delays go hand in hand with SPD it seems.

We are lucky that we have insurance and some funds - we are getting psych and OT along with the speech and it has made a huge difference. But a lot of it was also with me in learning that my child was not difficult or I was not laying down the law. He really has problems at the moment with control. He can keep it together at school, but playgrounds can be difficult and with me he lets it all go. He is, however, not autistic. There is a difference. I wish you all positive things in this.

Sep 07, 2009
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spd auditory processing and speech problems
by: Anonymous

Get him tested for apraxia....rule that out first then see what you can do... autism??? I hope not.....

good luck!

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