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Old 01-12-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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SPD Siblings

I took Joshua to a new therapist this week. They did an eval and got him on the schedule. In the course of talking I mentioned some of Samantha's sleep issues in comparison to Joshua. I asked if they frequently see siblings with SPD and they said yes. They seem to think she may have a vestibular processing problem and want to evaluate her too. I just wanted to see if others have found that more than one of their kids has SPD. I hate to say that I want my daughter to have it too, but it really would help explain some of her stuff too and especially that she is 2 years old and still only sleeps 2-3 hours at a time. It would give me some hope that I can finally help her and myself to get more sleep too!

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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My oldest was diagnosed with SPD when he was 3 and now has been diagnosed with autism, my youngest was just assessed as having SPD issues and is in the wait list for autism testing. So yes but it's not pure SPD it is autism with SP issues.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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Re: SPD Siblings

I have a son with profound autism and my other son is an aspie. They both have sensory issues but aren't diagnosed spd
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Oldest is diagnosed autism and SPD


My 3 year old has less severe but still there Sensory processing issues
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I have 2 children with SPD. My youngest has severe sensory processing that greatly effects his life but my 2nd youngest's SPD isn't quite so bad though she also had a GAD diagnosis. My son is a sensory seeker but my daughter is a sensory avoider. She is even frightened by the sound of running water in the bathtub.
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Re: SPD Siblings

I have two children with SPD, one of which is on the spectrum as well.
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Re: SPD Siblings

Me too. Two boys. DS9 ADHD/SPD and DS5 ASD/SPD.
They are as different as they could possibly be
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Who (what kind of doctor) diagnoses a child with SPD? And then who treats it?
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Re: SPD Siblings

I have SPD and both of my boys do as well but we all have different aspects. Kearnan and I have severe vestibular issues, we get motion sickness easily, over stimulate in crowded places, can't focus if there is light, sound, activity ect (and we become frustrated and violent/melt down, I still do it and I am in my 30's), we seek out music to self sooth. Kearnan rocks but I don't, we seek out textures that are pleasant but Kearnan has some textural avoidance as well and he had severe oral aversions that nearly led him to starve himself. There are other things as well, I could go on. He and I both have sensory seeking and avoiding characteristics and are fairly similar. Tharen is almost opposite, he is a sensory seeker with the exception of sound. He needs tons of sensory input all of the time (rocking, movement, pressure ect) but hated music until recently and is bothered by the sound of running water. The only sound he tolerates is the noise he makes (and he makes a lot of noise. It is a problem because they set each other off a lot. They also both have a list of other diagnoses.

Jamie, my oldest picked up his diagnosis of SPD from his pediatrician who specializes in child development but he did send him on to an OT to confirm. Usually therapists do not actually diagnose, they just decide if a child will benefit from therapy. My youngest was diagnosed by his developmental behavioral specialist. His is far less extreme and does not seem to require intervention.
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My oldest has SPD, but the youngest (2) has not shown any signs of it so far. Middle child has lots of sensory issues, but he was adopted.
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