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Posted by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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Hi! My little girl is four years old and was just recently (last week) diagnosed with SPD by her pediatrician. My first question is: Are pediatricians qualified to make this type of diagnoses? We know our little one is 'different'. We always say she was born crying. Extreme colic, sensitivity to bright/florescent lights, stranger anxiety, separation anxiety (even if just in the next room) anxiety at birthday parties/family gatherings, speech delay, meltdowns over loud noises like the garbage disposal or the vacuum cleaner. The thing about her symptoms though is that they are not always present. But the minute she feels uncomfortable, it's all downhill from there. She also has a few obsessions. She loves toilet paper. She has me braid it into her hair and she unrolls it, ect. She is also obsessed with scrubbing floors. She will sit for thirty minutes to an hour with her scrub brush scrubbing the same spot on the floor. She is also a hitter (even when happy) and a biter. She does not go to sleep well and has never slept through the night. As far as her speech goes, she knows a lot of words, she just doesn't say any of them correctly. She will grunt or scream at you sometimes out of the blue if you touch or look at her. But on good days she is active and verbal and funny and sweet. She is smart and can work any electronic you put in her hands. I'm sorry this was so long. I just wanted to say exactly what was going on. Does this sound like SPD or something else? The pediatrician set her up for occupational therapy once a week but we don't start for another two weeks. Any suggestions on things we can do? I will add that she is not overly hyper unless we go to the grocery store or she sits somewhere (in the car) for too long. Any advice would be great!
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amonkeymom
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Welcome to the group.  

I don't know if her pediatrician is qualified to make this diagnosis, but I think I'd want to get a second opinion from a behavioral pediatrician or even a behavioral psych who specializes in these sorts of issues.

Good luck!

Quoting itsjustmesteph:

Hi! My little girl is four years old and was just recently (last week) diagnosed with SPD by her pediatrician. My first question is: Are pediatricians qualified to make this type of diagnoses? We know our little one is 'different'. We always say she was born crying. Extreme colic, sensitivity to bright/florescent lights, stranger anxiety, separation anxiety (even if just in the next room) anxiety at birthday parties/family gatherings, speech delay, meltdowns over loud noises like the garbage disposal or the vacuum cleaner. The thing about her symptoms though is that they are not always present. But the minute she feels uncomfortable, it's all downhill from there. She also has a few obsessions. She loves toilet paper. She has me braid it into her hair and she unrolls it, ect. She is also obsessed with scrubbing floors. She will sit for thirty minutes to an hour with her scrub brush scrubbing the same spot on the floor. She is also a hitter (even when happy) and a biter. She does not go to sleep well and has never slept through the night. As far as her speech goes, she knows a lot of words, she just doesn't say any of them correctly. She will grunt or scream at you sometimes out of the blue if you touch or look at her. But on good days she is active and verbal and funny and sweet. She is smart and can work any electronic you put in her hands. I'm sorry this was so long. I just wanted to say exactly what was going on. Does this sound like SPD or something else? The pediatrician set her up for occupational therapy once a week but we don't start for another two weeks. Any suggestions on things we can do? I will add that she is not overly hyper unless we go to the grocery store or she sits somewhere (in the car) for too long. Any advice would be great!


sammygrl77
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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I agree with the above. Most pediatricians are not qualified to diagnose spd and behavior issues. The OT will be able to diagnose spd and therapy will help, so it's good the ped sent you there. But I do think a developmental pediatrician may be necessary just to rule out any other diagnoses that may be missed.
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letstalk747
by Joy on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:31 PM

welcome , im joy

  i agree ,  some are , some are not , see a developmental ped

ZakkarysMom
by Silver Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:36 PM
A ped is who needs to refer you to an ot for the evaluation. My son was and still is seeing a child psychologist. She was told that a PhD cant make a referral..that it has to be a MD. And some of those behaviors do sound like spd. And my name is Natasha. I have a 3 yr old with spd. Welcome to the group. Pm me with any questions. :)
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momgirlsx2
by Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Hi!  I agree with what others are saying. I'd see a specialist. If it wasn't for my dd's specialist she wouldn't be where she is today.

 

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 3, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Yes, I agree here!  Welcome mama!

Quoting amonkeymom:

Welcome to the group.  

I don't know if her pediatrician is qualified to make this diagnosis, but I think I'd want to get a second opinion from a behavioral pediatrician or even a behavioral psych who specializes in these sorts of issues.

Good luck!

Quoting itsjustmesteph:

Hi! My little girl is four years old and was just recently (last week) diagnosed with SPD by her pediatrician. My first question is: Are pediatricians qualified to make this type of diagnoses? We know our little one is 'different'. We always say she was born crying. Extreme colic, sensitivity to bright/florescent lights, stranger anxiety, separation anxiety (even if just in the next room) anxiety at birthday parties/family gatherings, speech delay, meltdowns over loud noises like the garbage disposal or the vacuum cleaner. The thing about her symptoms though is that they are not always present. But the minute she feels uncomfortable, it's all downhill from there. She also has a few obsessions. She loves toilet paper. She has me braid it into her hair and she unrolls it, ect. She is also obsessed with scrubbing floors. She will sit for thirty minutes to an hour with her scrub brush scrubbing the same spot on the floor. She is also a hitter (even when happy) and a biter. She does not go to sleep well and has never slept through the night. As far as her speech goes, she knows a lot of words, she just doesn't say any of them correctly. She will grunt or scream at you sometimes out of the blue if you touch or look at her. But on good days she is active and verbal and funny and sweet. She is smart and can work any electronic you put in her hands. I'm sorry this was so long. I just wanted to say exactly what was going on. Does this sound like SPD or something else? The pediatrician set her up for occupational therapy once a week but we don't start for another two weeks. Any suggestions on things we can do? I will add that she is not overly hyper unless we go to the grocery store or she sits somewhere (in the car) for too long. Any advice would be great!



mandee1503
by Amanda on Feb. 3, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Welcome to the group!

tobysmom103
by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 1:43 PM

welcome to the group:)

Elyssa414
by Elyssa on Feb. 3, 2013 at 2:13 PM
Welcome!
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by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Welcome to the group!!

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