SPD and Speech Delay connection in a 19 mth old
Feeling a bit overwhelmed... Today my 19 month old son was diagnosed with SPD. I knew something was up but had never heard of SPD.
He is constantly trying to get into 'tight' spaces, very clumsy, likes to squeeze me and my husband very tightly. He doesn't yet speak but comprehends everything and makes continuous eye contact so I am hopeful that autism isn't in our diagnoses.
We start with an OT next week and a speak therapist tomorrow... as I understand it, his speech could be delayed due to the SPD... once we get on top of his sensory needs, the speech should improve... has anyone else encountered the speech delay-SPD connection? I am venturing into a new realm.. any information would be terrific and much appreciated.