by K Sears
Hello, my 10 yr old son was diagnosed with SPD when he was 5-6. He is a sensory seeker and has done really well learning how to control himself. We do heavy work activities and always remind him about being gentle. The problem we are having now is he seems paranoid. Is this common with SPD? He's very sensitive and emotional. He's had issues at school with thinking kids were talking about or laughing at him, when they weren't. He has also thought that at home too, when his dad and I are talking, he will say "I hear you" when we are talking about something totally unrelated to him. It's frustrating because it makes him upset and he gets very dramatic about it.
With the sensory seeking issues, we have learned how to handle them but I can't figure out how to help him with the paranoia. I can tell him all day that no one is talking about him or laughing at him but I don't think it's helping. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!