I'm just not seeing it
My 4 (almost 5) year old son has only a few of these "symptoms". His pre-Kindergarten teacher told me she thinks he has SPD because he is "too friendly". He is a very outgoing child who loves to talk to people (even strangers) and will tell people he barely knows that he loves them and ask them if he can give them a kiss or a hug. I thought it was because we are a loving family, always showing affection to each other, but apparently not so.
He does have a favorite blanket that he likes to chew on and only started this behavior after we took his binky (pacifier) away when he was 3. He hates most (but not all) tags in his shirt, but I'm with him on this one...some of them are rough and itchy.
He is afraid of the dentist, but I attributed to a bad experience with his first dentist that landed him in children's hospital for a week.
As far as his fine motor skills go: He has a hard time holding and writing with a pencil, but this was his first year of extremely part-time school. He can play video games better than most 12 year olds.
I'm not sure if he has this disorder or if he's just a normal 5 year old. I would appreciate any insight on this...Thanks, Gus's mom