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This review is from: Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues (Paperback)
I've never left a review before, but wanted to do so after reading another review that basically called sensory integration disorder a made-up quack diagnosis. I have taken my 4 year old to a pediatric neurologist, a pediatric neuropsychologist, and 2 occupational therapists. ALL of them diagnosed him with sensory integation disorder. This is a real condition, and needs to be addressed and treated. After 5 months in OT, we are seeing huge improvements. Experts do diagnose SID, and OT does work. There is little out there in terms of reading resources, and I'm happy to have any information. After 3 years of thinking my son was a bit quirky, it's a blessing to read that he is not alone.
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Initial post: Sep 4, 2008 6:59:59 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2010 9:03:16 AM PDT
Actually, sensory processing disorder is seriously being considered for conclusion in the DSM-V, the diagnostic manual used to label disorders. You can learn more about the research on SPD and the progress of inclusion in the DSM at spdfoundation.net
Quackwatch's article is quite old and does not account for ANY of Lucy Jane Miller's research, or the other research that has appeared in peer-reviewed periodicals such as the Journal of Occupational Therapy. You might want to check more recent sources that offer up-to-date information on this very real condition.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2010 8:38:35 AM PDT
Nina Erickson says:
My younger brother, born in 1971, has Asperger's Syndrome. In 1994, AS was finally recognized as a "real" condition and we got a name for what was different about my brother and why. He did not become a high-functioning autistic in 1994; he has been one all of his life.
My 6 year old has Sensory Integration Dysfunction. He has it now, and we are working to help him with it. Some day the right "experts" might come to recognize it. Except for validating what I as a parent already know, it won't change a thing.
Posted on Dec 26, 2010 11:44:56 PM PST
L. Jessup says:
K. Enlow: I would love to know how and where you found an OT that truly knows how to help with this condition, because in my home state I haven't found one with the knowledge and experience to make a difference in my child's life.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 5:13:19 AM PDT
try to search for pediatric / children's therapies to find resources, or talk to a local health food store for suggestions.
some pediatrician maybe able to suggest a OT that specialize in working with children with behavioral issues, this OT could be your resource to finding the right fit for you.
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