Cerebral Palsy & SPD..

by Karen

My 9 year old has choreoathetoid cerebral palsy. For as long as I can remember, he's complained of itching all over but mostly his hands, feet & neck. It seems to get worse at night. We've tried antihistamines but they did not work & ruled out medications, allergies, dermatological problems, and bathe him/wash clothes in gentle soap. His neurologist doesn't think it's restless leg syndrome either.

I'm starting to wonder if he has some form of SPD. I've spoke with his OT on this and she will try doing the brushing technique but she's not quite sure he has SPD. He does have a hypersensitive gag but I believe that's related to his muscle problems. Does this sound like a sign of SPD? I appreciate your responses.

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