7 year old...Does she have SPD?
by Mom of 4 girls
I have a 7 year old daughter who has always loved life. Very energetic and has always "walks to a different beat" than the rest of us. We have chalked it up to being just her. Lately people have been talking to me about her which has raised questions in my head.
She chews on everything, pens, pencils, barbie toys, lids to toys, even her bed post is chewed on. Also she loves physical activity. The higher the better. She jumps on everything, steps on everything and even goes down the hallway brushing it or "bouncing" of of the corners. Wrestling and running are too of her favorite things. She has a hard time sitting sit "ants in the pants" unless she is drawing or working on something.
In class she is busy, looking all over "taking it all in" so it seems like she is not getting it but she is one smart cookie. Other moms say it surprises them what all she is retaining since she doesn't look like she is. She also loves to have her belly and back scratched. "Feels like heaven" she says. She has the heart of gold and loves to snuggle and loves helping others. I am so in love with this little girl and want to help her in every way if she needs it. Can you help me and give me some advice? Thanks so much.