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One Mom’s Journey Through Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)!

 

OUR STORY

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Jaxon was about 2 years old and he was getting harder and harder to handle. He was always moving. He never slept well. We has been through colic, silent reflux, and tubes. And yet, this poor baby just could not get comfortable in his own skin. I have ADD, as does my mother, so we thought maybe ADHD. It took another 2 years for his pediatrician to give us the recommendation that he get tested for neurological disorders. At 4 years old, we went through a series of testing. We knew he was not autistic. However, he did exhibit signs that were a bit different from ADHD. Sure enough, Jaxon was diagnoses with Sensory Processing Disorder as a seeker, along with low muscle tone, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Executive and Frontal Lobe Disorder.  This was the beginning of a new way of learning for our family. Jaxon had to learn how to live in a neutotypical world and we had to learn how to parent a child who was not neuroptypical. We have been on this journey for over a year and are still learning so much. I am by no means an expert. I am just a mom who wants to help other moms by sharing our journey and maybe you can help us too. 

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