Treating SPD in teenagers
My son is 12, almost 13. He's always had issues consistent with SPD (tactile sensitivity, strong fear of noise and crowds, among others). We've always thought of it as quirks. Some things he has either seemed to grow out of or adjust to. Now, in dealing with a 7 year old with some of the same as well as well as others, ADHD, and possible Aspergers, that he is being treated for, we are now finding out that my older son's problems are a real diagnosable condition that can be treated. My question is, can a child that has never been diagnosed, or treated, be treated at the age of 13? I feel weird just now getting with a doctor on this, but, honestly, we never knew it was something that could be treated til now. How do teens go about getting diagnosed and treated and does starting so late to treat him cause significant problems in helping him deal with this?