Can SPD Go Away?
(San Diego )
Hello. I have a 5 year old daughter who has been diagnosed with SPD. To say her sensory issues were extreme would be putting it lightly.
Everything bothered her. Her socks, her shoes, her underwear, seams on her clothing, doing her hair, taking baths, certain smells, the sun in her eyes, certain sounds.
She wasn't answering to her name. She refused to eat. She would gag on certain textures. She would throw these fits that were just out of this world. Sound familiar? The list just goes on and on and on.
She went to Occupational Therapy for 9 months, until our insurance ran out (my husband was laid off). It took awhile but in time she started doing better. Slowly we saw changes in her and then one day it dawned on me that she seemed suddenly "normal."
She wasn't screaming and crying about everything. She wasn't biting herself, pulling out her hair or pinching and scratching her skin. She was wearing clothes on a normal basis. She was eating food again. She was even hugging and kissing me sometimes. She was doing great!
But this has left the question, does she still have SPD? Her sensory issues only flare up in times of stress and even then it's nothing we can't handle. Her socks may still bother her on some days and she gets frustrated more intensely then most kids her age but on the most part we have our kid back! She's like a whole new creature.
So, I'm curious.... can SPD go away?