Tactile and Vestibular/proprioceptive SPD
(Salt Lake City, UT)
I have done a tremendous amount of research regarding my 3 1/2 year old daughter. I am trying to find exercises I can do to help her. Her SPD involves all of the senses but we have found ways to manage and work with all of them except for two.
The TACTILE sense seems to be most troublesome when people touch HER. (she is over responsive to touch stimuli) She is very reluctant to give hugs or to let anyone help her with her coat, etc.
What do you suggest?
She is also extremely sensitive on her neck and chin. Can you suggest any exercises or occupational therapies that could desensitize the neck area?
Also, my daughter is extremely fearful of tight spaces or of being "squished" by peers or seat belts, etc. I thought this may be the opposite of vestibular or proprioceptive. Is that possible or does it fall under TACTILE? What exercises can I introduce to help her?