oh its real alright
by lisa jackson
(chard somerset UK)
I have a 4 year old boy who has SPD and it's real alright.
He had open heart surgery at 1 month and 7 months but in the beginning it was missed and it was only by chance that an unrelated illness brought it to light.
Its hard work having a young one like it. Also very lonely as I don't know another child with it.
I thought it was ADHD and I knew from a very early age that my lad had problems but no one would listen to me.
He still can't eat hot food, and has a very limited diet. He loves to eat things like batteries, paint glue, paper, rubber, wheels of his cars etc.
Also he never stops moving and doesn't know when to stop.
"All labels itches me" he says and he's also had severe speech delay... list goes on.
The problem I have is that unlike ADHD, no one knows how to handle him as he's not naughty, he's content.
The plus side is that we now have fantastic OT's for him and at last someone believes me.