Is it choice

by Kelly

Please tell me why my child has such issues with such things as putting on uniform in the morning and have such intense meltdowns at thirteen that are now turning violent and yet return home from school and remain with her uniform on quite happily.




This is causing doubt of sensory issues with the professionals involved in our lives now due to the violence, I think they are trying to say my daughter can pik and choose and can indeed control her behavior, please help as I cannot accept this



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Jun 02, 2022
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It's because they've worn it for awhile
by: Anonymous

Disclaimer: I'm autistic as opposed to having spd.

The problem with clothes is that when you first put new ones on, they are, well, new. They aren't your body temperature, they aren't your smell, they just flat out aren't what you're used to. It's like getting in a car that you've never driven before, or using a computer with a different operating system.

Also, if they take showers/baths in the morning, their skin has probably dried out making the feeling even worse. Unfortunately, I don't really have any advice other than to fire any so called "professionals" that don't understand this in the first place.

Feb 15, 2017
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Stressors
by: Anonymous

My 6 year old with SPD is the same way in regards to clothing. I believe his "inconsistencies" are due to his dificulties with change in general & also his general stress levels. The less stress the less complaints. Mornings are rushed. Weekends if we take our time & aproach it in a supportive manner he is more likely to put fresh clothes on.

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