This describes three of my four kids!

by Amanda Hornbeck
(Indiana)


I've spent four years wondering what's wrong with my 8yo daughter. For my 7yo son's entire life I thought he had ADHD. (I knew the day he was born that he was different.) And I've been frustrated with my 3 1/2yo who will only poop in the potty if he's naked. (If he's wearing clothes he'll just go in his pants.) I think I now know what's going on with all three of them! Do kids with SPD also have impulse control issues, like with ADHD?


All I can say is,WOW! This is my kids you're talking about!

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Sep 20, 2010
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pottying
by: Anonymous

Just to let you know...I raise my grandson and when he was smaller he had to completely strip naked in order to sit on the toilet. This was really inconvenient when we were at a restaurant or grocery store. I didn't know he dealt with sensory processing then, and had to discover it on my own, using research, in order to help when it came time for kindergarten.

There will be issues to deal with when school starts. Anyhow, he eventually started keeping some of his clothes on and I worked with him on how to keep the rest on. He's 7 1/2 now, and fortunately this hasn't been a problem in years. One things that helps is that he hates clothes at home, but I've recently enforced the wearing of underwear around the house. With just me, I didn't enforce wearing clothes when we're home alone, but he's getting older now and needs to learn he's growing up.

Apr 08, 2010
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this is all 4 of my 4 kids
by: Anonymous

what about getting coverage through medical is SPD one of those things that is covered or is it a fight

Apr 08, 2010
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thank you
by: Anonymous

thank you for letting me know i'm not alone. to answer your question: my daughter has never had behavioral problems other than when it comes to putting on underwear, socks or pants. She has an excellent memory, attention span, and excellent listening skills and compassion it's just when it comes to clothes - it's like it scares her bc it will hurt or as she puts it "just not feel good". that said it doesn't mean that other kids don't have behavioral issues along with spd, i would talk to your doctor and consider getting them assessed at an Occupational Therapists office or even a Neuro-Psychologist ---those are the two paths my daughter's doctor and my husband and I went down. We are sticking with our OT. It never hurts to bring something up to the Dr.

Good Luck -- I hope you find answers

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