Mum of 2 boys with SPD
My 5 year old son has just been diagnosed with SPD. He has always had had problems climbing stairs and refuses to ride a bike or scooter. He also has verbal dyspraxia, which seems to stem from the same type of 'jumble' in his brain's wiring.
Between the two boys they exhibit almost every symptom listed above.
Now that I'm investigating the symptoms of SPD I realise that my older son 's issues with clothes, shoes, food, changes to routine, low energy levels and sensitivity emotionally and physically are all attributable to SPD!
I have always known something was "out-of-sync" with my older boy and even though he has seen a podiatrist, doctors and paediatricians, an osteopath, a naturopath and a homeopath none of them could pin it down. I even took him to a psychologist who told me my son was pretending to be anxious!
I feel very emotional that my elder son has spent so many years so misunderstood and has had to battle through every day. So listen to your mother's instinct, and be suspicious of anyone who tries to explain away your child's bizarre collection of eccentricities. Especially if they wear a white coat.