SPS help?

by Patricia
(Roseville, Ca)

Have any of you hit on any kind of therapy that helps a child with spd to get over the fears, the ocd tendencies, the mood swings, etc that all comes along with it?


My Pediatrician diagnosed our Daughter at the age of 8 months old because they thought she might be autistic, but turned out to be SPD and she is now 7 1/2. She homeschools by the way. Does anyone's insurance cover any of the therapies?

Patricia

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Nov 01, 2010
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Bio Feed back
by: Barbara

We are trying biofeedback. Has any one had any success with this type of therapy?

Oct 20, 2009
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Some ideas
by: Lorinda

My daughter is 8 1/2 and we have struggled with some of the things you have described. Anxiety and fear of many activities lead us in our daily activities. We have used OT, but it is a long drive for us. Try massage with your child. My daughter loves to have her back and her feet rubbed. I use deep pressure, as anything less tickles. I have also rubbed her arms, hands and fingers. First thing in the morning, before we get dressed, brush hair and teeth etc.

At night after her bath, I use the bath towel to do a brisk rub down - which she seems to enjoy.

Just in the last two weeks we have started some aromatherapy. She doesn't like the smell of essential oils on or close to her skin, but diffusing them in the air does not seem to cause issues. I don't use anything too strong. Lavendar is a calming scent.

We live in Canada, so insurance is probably not the same, but my husband and I do have coverage for Laney's OT sessions.

Oct 20, 2009
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Try this
by: Anonymous

You could try and contact California Children Services. This is the only # I have for them 951-358-5401.

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