Is really bad behavior SPD or something else?
I was hoping someone could help us. We have a 7 year old child diagnosed at 5 with SPD. Very bright not delayed. Smart, funny, sweet, etc. We waited a year to get her in kindergarten and she was doing pretty well. She had been in OT for a year and seeing a therapist as well.
We've always struggled with defiant behavior at home but it has gotten so bad lately we don't know what to do. Her school was going good too but that has also been off and on lately too. She had to be removed at one point from the classroom for kicking kids.
At home she is out of control, spitting, writing on the walls, refusing to get dressed, throws unbelievable tantrums when she doesn't get her way (where she can't calm down), peeing on the floor. There's more but that's the worst of it.
We have an appointment with a Behavioral doctor next week we expect they will confirm the SPD but there may be another aspect.
Autism spectrum was ruled out already because of her language skills/communication skills, etc. We were wondering if this behavior could be ADD or ODD or possibly bi-polar.
I know SPD kids have behavior problems, but I'm not sure as bad as what we're experiencing.
Thanks for any help you can give.