Resistance to sensory diet
Hi. I am the mother of a 5 year old with SPD. He has a very mixed disorder (hypo sensitive and hypersensitive) and we are still trying to figure this out. He was diagnosed one year ago and has been in OT all of that time.
We are having difficulty with the sensory diet at home due to resistance. Most of what we do is unstructured and I let him take the lead. I just try to provide proprioceptive and vestibular in the context of whatever he is doing. If we can go outside he is fine and provides himself with the appropriate sensory diet.
He is doing incredibly well now in Pre-K, a complete turn around from last year. When he gets home however it is a different story. I know this is normal but when can we expect to see some improvement at home also? Do you have any tips for the resistance?
I tried a very structured program but he is different every day and I think his needs are different. We are going to try listening therapy soon. Also I want to be as proactive as I can.
I am anticipating more issues next year when he starts kindergarten and will also have a new sibling. Should I go ahead and try to find a counselor/psychologist who has experience with SPD? He definitely is more emotional this year as he tries to keep it together and often has outbursts. We just try to hug him and get him through it.