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I don't have a disability, I have SUPER POWERS!!! piog

Posted by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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We had my 8yo ds tested last week. We were suspecting Autism for a long time but the Doctor said he has SPD (Sensory Processing disorder)

He's very sensitive to sounds, smells, touch, sight and craves a lot of movement. He'll have a melt down in the store because the lights are too bright. He can't wear certain clothing because it hurts. I can't count how many times he's gagged while I was making dinner :-(  Public school was a nightmare of smells, sounds and movements. (That's why we homeschool now)

I was trying to think of a way to explain to him what's going on. So I told him a story about a boy who had super powers. He could smell, feel, taste, and see things other people couldn't. He was also really strong and loved to move and climb and jump! My son got all excited and said, "He's just like me!" "I can do that too!" "Does that mean I have super powers?" And I told him, "You sure do babe." You sure do...


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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:39 PM
I highly suggest the book The Out of Sync Child
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lovehimforever
by Gold Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Awww! Good job mom
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paganbaby
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:45 PM

I JUST bought it yesterday,lol.

He's so in there!

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

I highly suggest the book The Out of Sync Child


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paganbaby
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Thank you :-)

Quoting lovehimforever:

Awww! Good job mom


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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:46 PM
There is also The Out of Sync Chilc Has Fun

Is there a plan for an IEP?


Quoting paganbaby:

I JUST bought it yesterday,lol.

He's so in there!

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

I highly suggest the book The Out of Sync Child


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Eliots_momma
by Gold Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:55 PM
Parenting WIN! :)
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BrittM1988
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:03 PM

good job mama, stories like this make me smile

BEXi
by BEXi on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Thats a great way to put it :)

                                                         
                                          
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by Anonymous on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:09 PM
It'll get easier as he grows up. I have SPD too and it's barely even an issue at this point because I have so many coping mechanisms. Little things like sunglasses for when it's too bright, wearing long sleeves or even gloves while shopping if he's very sensitive to fabrics, and avoiding food smells he's really sensitive too like cooking with garlic powder instead of fresh garlic will make a huge difference.
wrensong
by Pagan Mother on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:11 PM

What a great way to put a positive spin on his condition!!  He is lucky to have a mom like you :)

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