Laughing uncontrollably

by jessie

My 4 year old daughter was just diagnosed with spd. She doesn't get enough input so is always looking for stimulus. I have noticed she has started curling into a ball and laughing for no reason, especially when im trying to get her to do something. It used to just happen before bed but is starting to happen 2 and 3 times a day. There is nothing I can do to make her stop. If you try to pick her up she is just limp and won't or can't stand.

Today she was watching tv inches away from the screen when she told me she had to go potty so I told her "ok take of your pants and lets go." and turned off the tv. She then threw herself on the ground, curled up into a ball and started laughing and giggling until she peed. Then she stood up said she peed her pants and took them off. Could this be part of her spd, something that she can't help, her way of testing limits?

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Oct 08, 2014
Gelastic seizures
by: Anonymous

Have you heard of gelastic seizures. They can cause uncontrollable laughing episodes but are really seizures. It is inappropriate laughing when something is not funny. They can't help it and don't do it on purpose. Just a thought.

Nov 21, 2013
by: William

Yes it's part of SPD it's the Autism side surfacing. She should out grow it, just make sure to provide her with enough sensory toys and if she isn't in or completed OT yet, make that numero uno.

Good luck please update us on any progress in her journey.

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