I would like to know do anyone have a child that has been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder or Persuasive Developmental Disorder? My daughter was diagnosed with this condition about a year ago. I would like to know from other parents who have children that been diagnosed with this disorder and what techniques are they doing to improve this condition?
I have a son who is now 11 who was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder when he was 3 years old.
He had a very strong Gag reflex, had sensitivity when brushing his teeth, and hated having a bed sheet next to his skin. Blankets were fine. He also once had a raging ear infection, but it didn't register pain with him. I had him with a Occupational Therapist once a week to treat this. He no longer required therapy when he was 9 years old. As far as the second problem I think you mean 'Pervasive Development Disorder'. My son also had that. It is a label they seem to hand these kids when they don't display most of the characteristics of say, Autism, or Asperger's. They may have one trait common to Autism, and another which is common to Asperger's. My son had a receptive learning disorder, where he had some difficulty understanding instructions. If you showed him, he had no problem whatsoever. We could never tell him to do more than 2 things at a time, because he just didn't 'get it'. He is going into Grade 6 now, and although he is slightly quirky, you would never know he is any different from the other kids at school. It was a regular regimen of speech therapy, and Occupational Therapy, and the additional Special Education through his elementary school which helped him
This kind of sparked my interest, so I decided to do a google search on it. Upon finding this website: http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/ it made me really sit and think about my 4 year old daughter. We have been having some issues with her, actually for a while now. At first I thought maybe it was something like ADD or ADHD and had her seen by a pediatric psychiatrist to get his opinion. He said he didnt feel she had add or adhd, which still leaves me with... "well, what is going on with her?"
I have been working with her for a while not on counting, abc's, shapes, colors, etc.
I struggle to get her to learn to write letters, she cannot spell her name. she just recently learned how to write the letters M and A in her name. Her name is Mackenzie. We started last night to try to teach her how to write a C. I got frustrated, so then my husband took over and he worked with her for about an hour as well. She did catch on, and wrote 2 correct Cs on her own, but the whole 2 hours we were working with her prior to that, she was writing them backwards. She is DEATHLY afraid of being lifted up high, having water in her ears, hates eating meats, etc. She used to have meltdowns in public bathrooms, in particular walmart bathrooms, when someone else would flush the toilet, or the toilet she was using would flush by itself before she had a chance to get off of it. She covers her ears when I vacuum, cant listen to a loud radio (or even medium loud), didnt walk till she was 13 months old and still has balance issues though it is improving slowly. I've NEVER been able to really cuddle with her... not without being smacked or kicked, or her laying there for a few minutes then wanting up again. When I put the kids to bed, shes always the last one to fall asleep, so she usually falls asleep around 10ish; bedtime is at 9pm. I dont know if any of this really has anythign to do with the sensory processing disorder thing, but I would LOVE to know what the "symptoms" are to watch for with this and when to get her seen for possible diagnosis, who to have her seen by, etc.