Hi, my 4.5 year old daughter has SPD and is affected in all sensory areas. She has started work with OT. Suddenly in September just two days before starting 'big school' she starting displaying facial tics which eventually progressed to body spasms and now, 2 months later, she is increasingly hyperactive and verbal, often repeating words and randomly shouting out. Her peadiatrician has mentioned tourettes but it is too early to formally diagnose. I want to ask if SPD can cause motor and vocal tics? The reason I ask is that this new behaviour came on suddenly with increased anxiety relating to school.
Her sensory system is in overload since start of new school - we had calmed these issues down in the Summer and things were good. But now she has regressed to everything is too loud and scary again. Her confidence has hit rock bottom together with tics and hyperactivity. If we work on calming the SPD, may the tics disappear? Or is this the start of tourettes and possibly ADHD? Sorry for the long post but really concerned for her. We are struggling as a family to deal with this.