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#1 Sharron

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:49 PM

My nephew has just been diagnosed with this.
I am not sure if this part to the Austism spectrum or not. Any info would be appreciated

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE(Sharron @ Oct 31 2009, 06:49 PM) View Post

My nephew has just been diagnosed with this.
I am not sure if this part to the Austism spectrum or not. Any info would be appreciated



Yes it is on the spectrum. here is some brief info on the disorder. I would call up Your state wide service for Autism to get some more info. Good luck! smile.gif

http://www.mugsy.org/spd.htm
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#3 sesame

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:31 PM

Hey there smile.gif

Are you referring to Semantic Pragmatic Disorder or Sensory Processing Disorder?

Different answer for each!

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE(sarahm @ Oct 31 2009, 09:31 PM) View Post

Hey there smile.gif

Are you referring to Semantic Pragmatic Disorder or Sensory Processing Disorder?

Different answer for each!

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I was not sure either thus I assumed Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, sorry if my assumptions were incorrect. sad.gif
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#5 Sharron

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 07:22 AM

QUOTE(sarahm @ Oct 31 2009, 09:31 PM) View Post

Hey there smile.gif

Are you referring to Semantic Pragmatic Disorder or Sensory Processing Disorder?

Different answer for each!

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ohmy.gif sorry Sensory Processing Disorder is the correct one

#6 sesame

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:53 AM

QUOTE(Sharron @ Nov 1 2009, 07:22 AM) View Post

ohmy.gif sorry Sensory Processing Disorder is the correct one


Hehe it's easy to get confused - someone should change their acronym!

The answer is no: not necessarily.

Kids on the spectrum usually (almost always) have SPD or some characteristics of SPD. In fact, if you look at the disagnostic criteria for ASD (a whole other can of worms!) one of the three main diagnostic indicators are 'stereotyped behaviours', otherwise known as self stimulatory behaviours - which I believe almost 100% of the time have a basis in SP 'differences' from the norm.

However, it is completely possible to have SPD and not be on the spectrum. If a little one has SPD, it may be worthwhile to see a speechie/psych/developmental pediatrician (with experience in the area) to get other areas of development 'checked out', but then again - if parents aren't worried, then maybe not.

If you are in Brisbane I could give you the names of some names of good OTs smile.gif

Also there are some great books and resources out there too - just let me know if you'd like the details.

Hope this helps.

Edit: sorry, just saw that you are from Sydney!
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#7 Sharron

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:56 PM

Thanks for the offer of help anyway...its all too confusing. I can't even understand the report properly. my sister has to go back to where he was assessed to talk over their findings.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE(Sharron @ Nov 1 2009, 05:56 PM) View Post

Thanks for the offer of help anyway...its all too confusing. I can't even understand the report properly. my sister has to go back to where he was assessed to talk over their findings.



Hey -

I'm sorry your sister, and you, and your family are going through this time - it must be very confusing.

I hope that you are all able to get some clarification and some information soon, and that the path ahead seems much smoother!

I'm thinking of you smile.gif
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