by kara (6614 Posts), Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:44 pm
DD is 4 and has been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder since about 9 months old. We have recently moved and have our first OT appointment tomorrow in our new town. We've been experiencing difficulties beyond our ability to handle, so I'm looking forward to getting some new tools to help her have an easier time.
I never contemplated having a preemie, heart surgery, GERD, ROP, and all the things that come with a preemie. I certainly didn't contemplate SPD. Some wise neonatologist told us she'd probably never have great athletic balance. He was right, I think! I realize her issues could be worse, but right now the SPD is affecting every aspect of her life from eating to sleeping, hair and tooth brushing, school, balance, playtime - even transitioning from every day activities to other normal activities. It's also affecting many aspects of her parents lives. I hope to sleep again someday soon.
Wish us luck and that we get a good OT, and some new tools.