Speech/Language Development and SPD
I am concerned for my son and his speech/language development. He was diagnosed with SPD when he was 2 and he is both a sensory seeker and an avoider (he is now 3 and some change). He would jump on things and flap his arms for a while. His avoidance included malls, public places, and the park. He also would not go near a swing, a vacuum, and cutting his hair or nails was a nightmare.
I got him in Early Intervention when he was 2 and then, we started OT at a private OT clinic from the time he was 2 1/2. He has had speech therapy since age 2 as well.
His sensory issues are nearly integrated...he will tolerate vacuums, swings, go to malls and restaurants now, and I can even cut his nails and his hair with only minimal whining. More importantly, the meltdowns and the crying/screaming are rapidly declining.
However, his speech is lagging still. He has had speech therapy off and on for the last year (due to the school district cut offs). He does understand a lot more than he can say and he is a very intelligent child. He is a great problem solver but, his expressive language is still behind. He can say 2-3 word sentences and he has bursts of language here and there. We see him have an explosion followed by a lull for a while. I am just wondering if other Moms have SPD children who struggled with speech and overcame it later??
I am just hoping that he will have success with that eventually.