Can she be SPD and hit all of her milestones and be social all at the same time?
My daughter, 5 years old in all day public pre-K, exhibits 52 of the above symptoms. She is very empathetic and loving, and her teacher says she is smart (advanced). In fact she is already reading short words. However, she is very hyper! She goes all day…everyday! She has a hard time at school with over stimulation, sitting still, focusing on topic, doing what the group is doing, transitioning from one activity to the next, following simple directions, won’t lay still at “rest time”, she licks and puts non food items in her mouth (still), she never will use the restroom until it is almost too late, tantrums, hugs/touches EVERYONE, etc. We are lucky to have a great teacher! She works with my daughter on a regular basis. I somewhat doubt at she is SPD because she has never lagged behind in reference to milestones. And she is very social…possibly too social.
My question to you all is:
Can a child be SPD and never have had any sort of learning lagging or social awkwardness?
My daughter has not exhibited all of these symptoms since birth. She did not exhibit most of them until she was about three, and even after that she still was able to reach her “milestones”. Then she would become so frustrated that she would pull out her hair! I assumed then it was because she could not express her concerns. Now, she has an extensive vocabulary, loves talking (to strangers even), likes being the center of attention…but she also can’t seem to follow simple instructions, calm herself down when she is over stimulated, or transition from one task to another without a fit. And she still has a hard time slowing down long enough to express her feelings.
Additionally, she isn’t like this every day. Some days she will not show any symptoms at all…the next she will show them all…
Confused! Please tell me your story if you have a similar situation with an advanced, social, empathetic child.