Help! Does my 8 year old have spd?...
My 8 year old daughter and I have battled with clothing for as long as I can remember. I put it down to her being 'awkward' and 'hard work' until two days ago it was suggested to me that she may be tactile defensive. I had never before heard of this, and when I came across this website I couldn't believe how everything I read fell into place.
My daughter hates pants and any other item of clothing that is the tiniest bit rough, tight or restricting in any way, to the point where it makes her near on hysterical. When I think how many times this has had us both in tears!! Her school uniform can cause the same problems, she has to wear the same old tatty pair of trousers, and I worry all the time that the teachers wonder if I cant afford a new pair!
She is also very behind at school and I have just been told she has 'learning difficulties' which is such a wide field. Does anyone know if this could be part of her struggle at school? Having read a lot of your letters it makes me wonder whether her day is eaten up by the way she feels, how uncomfortable her clothes are, instead of on her work.
I would appreciate any feedback, ideas, help. Sorry to rant on but my relief in finding out my daughter is not alone or just being difficult is huge!!!