Sensory Processing Disorder

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AussieBritLu
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Sensory Processing Disorder

Post by AussieBritLu » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:37 pm

So recently we have had both DD1 and DS assessed by and OT.....DS was also assessed by a Speechie at the request of his preschool.

The OT has diagnosed both with SPD but differing versions.

DD1 is oversensitive and DS is under sensitive.....so two different approaches.

With DD1 we are meant to be doing a 2 week intensive scrubbing/brushing which I can't do on her as she pulls away and says it hurts or tickles.....I've tried keeping the pressure the same but each time I do it it either tickles or hurts so I've kinda given up on that at the moment, we also need to get her to push heavier objects around or us which we have been trying to do....we are tackling her sleep!

DS however we are tackling toilet training ....

I am ok with the diagnosis as such as it helps make sense of their behaviour but I am also struggling with it as I don't know what to do or where to turn.

*sigh*
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Re: Sensory Processing Disorder

Post by breastfeedingisnormal » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:10 pm

My three kids would all have met the criteria for SPD. Except that only kids with Autism were treated for SPD 10years ago. In the last few years, they have all been diagnosed with ADHD. (I may not have spotted it because it looks awfully normal amongst my people.) I have weighted lap blankets (made from pillowcases and aquarium gravel), fidgets, chewies, fluffier and a bunch of Sensory Diet strategies we all benefit from.
DH came home glowing the other night after a colleague (of the male variety) described trying to find some of these tools for his daughter. "I thought you were a bit bonkers. Turns out there's actual science." I was not as pleased by this declaration as DH had hoped.
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Re: Sensory Processing Disorder

Post by AussieBritLu » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:39 pm

Hmmmm we are trialling a bed sock ATM but we can't get DD1 to sleep in her bed...she opts for sleeping on the floor.
DD1/2011 - FF
DS/2013 - BF 2yr4m. Weaned :-)
DD2/2016 - BF 21mths. Weaned :-/
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Re: Sensory Processing Disorder

Post by Andypandy » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:02 pm

My nephew has it. Therapy has helped.
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Re: Sensory Processing Disorder

Post by AussieBritLu » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:59 pm

Thanks AP
DD1/2011 - FF
DS/2013 - BF 2yr4m. Weaned :-)
DD2/2016 - BF 21mths. Weaned :-/
Storked pseudo, lilypad & Vahvempi. Co-storked with Pelly for Jenbt85!
Storked by Giff for DS & Jenbt85 for DD2.

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