Up and down kid

by Trashanda
(Nevada)

I know that SPD is real. My son has thrown me for a loop for so long. He confused speech and language therapists, audiologists, doctors, and many, many others. Some specialists finally caught on, but then we had trouble diagnosing. I just found out that he is hypo and hyper sensitive. I never know what each day is going to be like.


He has only been diagnosed with SPD, so if there are any OT's, doctors, whomever that would like to do studies on him... please feel free. I am at my wits end, and we've moved again, which means, he has regressed... again. SPD is very real.

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Aug 30, 2009
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Mine too!!
by: Joey

I'm seeing a lot of boys up here with this problem...one minute he's hypo, the next he's hyper. Mine does that too and its harder than ever with us deciding to move to a bigger area for him. Thank you for sharing all of your stories..I am really learning a lot here and I appreciate it!

Aug 01, 2009
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Complex case!!
by: Val

I know what you say when you say he is too kind and loving to be autistic. My son fitted all the Aspergers traits except for one - apparently he can read faces too easily! This means we are not give the full diagnosis and therefore not the full help. I am very annoyed as his unhelpful school gave inconsistent reports and the diagnosis is done by a computer! I was told he is a very complex case. Seems quite straight forward to me. My sons moods change very rapidly but are also quite cyclic.The OT has discharged him as she said he coped better at school than she thought despite the fact I get all the stresses from school as soon as he is home.

Jul 20, 2009
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Right there with you
by: Anonymous

My son went from being the most laid back child to the point where nothing and I mean nothing bothered him, to now, who knows how he is going to react. The therapists that have been working with him say that he is now knowing what is going on in the world and is over reacting to the noices, etc. The next goal is to find the happy medium...that is the tricky part. Wishing you luck with your kiddo!

Jul 18, 2009
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It's hard
by: Colleen

It is very hard when they bounce between the two my nephew is the same way and will sometimes flip in the middle of an activity when it seems like nothing has changed. I hope things get easier for you. It has helped us just knowing what is going on.

Jul 16, 2009
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Too confusing!!
by: Anonymous

I TOO TOTALLY AGREE. My son was recently 'diagnosed' as having SPD after specialists could not decide what was 'wrong with him'. He is described as a 'very complex boy', the problem being that some problem areas were not too bad, yet other problem areas were classified as severe. Apparently my son is too loving and caring to fit into the Autistic Spectrum! Where is the help for people and their families? And why is SPD not on the Autistic Spectrum? I know other people just like my son who have been told they have Autism / Aspergers - It's all just so confusing!!

Apr 09, 2008
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YES
by: Anonymous

I AGREE WITH YOU A HUNDRED PERCENT. I ALSO FEEL LIKE EVERY DAY IS ANOTHER DAY, WHICH MEANS WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE DAY WILL BE LIKE OR HOW HE IS GOING TO ACT.

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