SPD at home and school

by Sarah
(KC, MO)

My 6 y/o daughter isn't diagnosed with SPD (yet). She has many issues that are listed on the checklist, but yet seems fine at school. How do you explain that? Does that mean she doesn't really have SPD?

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Mar 10, 2016
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sounds familiar
by: Anonymous

Sounds very much like our 6 year old. We also do not have a dx but I we are seeing the pediatrician in two weeks

Feb 05, 2016
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trust your instincts
by: Anonymous

I have two kids with SPD, my son has more issues than my daughter. To me, it was very clear from early that they both had issues, although, they did not show up in the classroom. I repeatedly had discussions with their teachers and their response was that this was just immaturity. The issue is, that it is harder to see in large groups of kids. It is more visible when you work one to one with the child and you can see that they have difficulty sitting still and processing normally. Also, the children can hold their behavior together, many times, during the school day but by the time they get home, they are exhausted and you can see more of the issues come up. Also, it seems like it is more apparent when they hit third grade and are pushed harder, academically. You have to trust your instincts. I think you need to demand in writing specifically what you want the school district to test and they have to do it. Good luck!

Feb 04, 2016
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Me too
by: Pauline

Hi,
Me too i have some issues listed on the checklist, but never diagnostiget.
Please what issue does she have ?
I can tell mine if you whant.

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