As a society we encourage our children to be different and that being different is a good thing. When different comes with a diagnosis though, we long for them to share the same simple joys in life as other children, at least I do.
Since finding out about SPD, realizing my son has it as well as having an OT and Pediatrician agree, I have done a lot of research. Throughout the research I have seen the term “special needs” being used to refer to children with SPD. For my son, I don’t see that. To me he has EXTRA needs and has had these extra needs since the day he was born.
We have to take extra time picking out his clothes, from buying them to actually wearing them.
We have to take extra time during a haircut to get the fallen hair off of him.
We have to take extra time going to the bathroom, making sure there isn’t toilet paper in the toilet since the sight of wet toilet paper makes him gag. …continue reading