OT Thinks my son has SPD but I'm not convinced?
My son is almost 21 months and he is being a late talker he still has yet to say his first word.. he see's a speech therapist once a week and an OT once a week as he seems to have some sensory problems.. The things he does are jumps a lot, spins in circles, shakes head really fast, flaps when mad, hands wrings when excited, stands on his head, runs into the couch really hard and he randomly toe walks.. I am almost certain he isn't autistic because he has no social problems and even though he can't talk he is great at communicating what he wants..
The only area where he seems to have sensory problems is in his activity with the jumping etc.. loud noises don't bug him crowds don't bug him etc just his activities and nothing triggers it he just does it all the time for no reason. Since nothing triggers him I'm not convinced of SPD.. He can be pretty hyper active at times but also has the ability to sit for long periods of time with no problem at the drop of a hat and engage in a activity. He hasn't been DX with SPD but his OT told me today she thinks he has it or some form of a sensory problem. To me he is just a normal always happy toddler who loves to cuddle and jump and is a late talker.. or maybe I'm in denial? But I guess my question is is it possible that he is just a late talker who likes to jump? Since there is no other issues?
And another question he has had a lot of ear troubles lots of ear infections until 15 months when we got him tubes.. and now he is having hearing difficulties in his right ear scoring minimal hearing loss 3 months after the tubes was placed.. is it possible he is shaking his head back and forth etc because his ears are bugging him and flapping because he is frustrated and has no other way of showing it? I don't know just a thought and also from what I understand most kids grow out of it? How might he act when he gets to school age? I'm just having a little trouble understand the disorder..