Life With A Sensory Seeking Body (19 year old)
I am 19 years old and I have SPD. I am hypo sensitive and I like to chew on things a lot. That is how I regulate myself. I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone! Also, that sensory seeking behaviors do improve with therapy.
Days can be so unpredictable. Sometimes you can sit back and relax, other days you need to move all day. Sometimes I don't feel things I should... one day I even sat on a plate and I didn't even know it until my mom told me. You have to remember, we have a great life even though sometimes we have fun and other time it can be so hard to function. I was probably a very strange child, but now I'm an adult with SPD.
Sensory Integration therapy works, you just have to be patient in seeing the changes because it takes a while. I remember that from a few years ago when I was in therapy, and I learned a lot. You have to remember your children need your help and guidance, believe me, I know. When they get stuck, they get stuck and need your help!