Thank You!

I have a 10 yr old that has several of the hypersensitive to touch symptoms. I went through the list with him and realized he had more than I was aware of. He had a smile on his when he realized it wasn't his fault and thanked me for finding an answer.

However, I am wondering how he is able to play the guitar? He has an exceptional ability for music. Does anyone else have a child that has been able to play since this would seem to be one of the most sensitive things to do, especially until your fingers toughen up.

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Feb 02, 2009
That's amazing!
by: Sheila Moore

My son, who is also ten, has been diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome (he has tics), ADD and OCD. He also has many sensory issues, but guess what, he started taking guitar lessons last Sept., and has an amazing ability to pick up and play, his guitar teacher is amazed and so are we. He did take piano a couple of years ago, and actually played well, but was bored with it quickly.

I've heard of many cases of kids with issues such as these that seem to be able to excel in music. My son has a really great memory, I think that our children are given gifts and it's wonderful when we discover early what they are.

Good luck with everything!

Jan 01, 2009
by: jOY

I have a 6 year old with SPD and he has a pretty in dept case of it. Trevor was pretty much born with all sorts of things going against him. He was taken to the Marcus Institute for Autism last year for testing and was given a medical diagnosis of Mild Cerebral Palsy, Sensory integration disorder, Autism Spectrum disorder and Expressive language disorder.

Yet with all these things against him he find comfort in music. Although sound is one of his biggest sensory issues right now Music always seem to calm him. Trevor loves Music so much that all he wants to buy is instruments and CD's.Although he doesn't play that great he is able to pick up on some of the sounds on the CD and mimic them on his instruments. He also sings on perfect pitch.

I don't know if this is just God given talent of he has it from his disorder but I do encourage him for no other reason but the pure content look on his face when he is singing and playing on his keyboard or guitar or drums which ever he chooses to play at the moment. I think it's great your son has this talent and do go on and encourage him and support him in this. Remember our kids are not kids with disabilities these are kids with different abilities.

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