SPD Is Real
by Cecilia Lee
(Vancouver, WA USA)
I am a grandmother raising my grandson with SPD. I am also a long time parent advocate working with families with children having Severe Behavioral Problems (ADHD and so on). Now that I'm trying to help Aydenn with OT, PT, Serial Casting, Braces, etc. It has been interesting. I have had a great doctor, PT, and OT. They are great. Most helpful.
Now to tell you why I'm on here. Of all the children I've worked with I would dare say that probably 90% of them were misdiagnosed. They had/have SPD. But the system would not recognize that fact and continued to treat them for other mental health and behavioral diagnoses. Some of them ended up in the corrections system, which is the biggest crime of all because there is no treatment there no matter what is said or done. And by the time they come out they don't have a chance because they come out with criminal minds. They end up back in prison because they can't deal with the lack of structure, or commit suicide.