Age of Onset of SPD
My six year old son was just diagnosed with SPD.
Looking back on his life from birth until now, I can now see some mild sensory issues that he had. I am really curious about why his symptoms suddenly became more noticeable, more extreme, and more problematic around his sixth birthday?
We did move out of state and pretty much everything changed in his life. But now that he is settled in school, and has a bunch of friends, where does his hyperactivity come from?
His teacher thinks that first grade involves much more sitting and listening, and by the time school is over, he just has to let loose and get all of his energy out.
But, in Kindergarten he got to move around a bit more, but not much, and he was there all day too, and we never saw this kind of hyperactivity.
My parents came to visit us for Thanksgiving, and they hadn't seen my son in almost a year, and they were just shocked at how hyper he is. We are just wondering why he was diagnosed now, and it wasn't more evident when he was younger? What is the average age of diagnosis or onset?
Thanks for your help!