Spinning

Why does a child with SPD spin?

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Apr 16, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Thank you for all of your comments. I was directed by my child's therapists to try to redirect such behaviors into more socially acceptable activities and so I found that by introducing a spring horse, a small indoor trampoline, and a small rocking chair for TV watching, that we saw less spinning. We also did a lot of things to introduce deep pressure, which the therapist said would help her organize her nervous system. She is older now and sits on a large exercise ball while playing video games to help with balance as well as to giver her some rocking movement. Rolling my daughter back and forth over the exercise ball also helped her with 'state regulation'(therapist said no more than 3-4 times so that we didn't cause adverse consequences in other directions). I would appreciate knowing if anyone has heard from their therapists about the physiological or neurological reasons that create the need for spinning.

Apr 15, 2011
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Spinning Helps
by: Anonymous

WHen my son was in OT he chose spinning on a swing as his first activity. His therapist said he was markedly calmer after spinning for several minutes. Just more proof of their "wiring" differences!!!

Apr 13, 2011
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SPINNING
by: Anonymous

Let him!! My son used to spin ALL the time ....and doesnt get dizzy at all....now, as he hits puberty, for first time he felt something.

Apr 13, 2011
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Spinning
by: Anonymous

My son has SPD and spins when he needs more sensory input.

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