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    Default Any kids here with sensory integration issues ?

    The more I observe my 18 month old, the more I feel she is hyposensitive ....
    She has never let me know hunger and thirst, even as a baby she could go 7-8 hours and she did a couple of times before someone panicked and fed her something.
    I realize she is thirsty and lacking water by her getting hiccups, not by her letting me know.
    She does not feel much pain at all. Even vaccinations only elicit a wince and maybe a small cry. If she bumps her head she does not even notice.
    So I am wondering if the hunger thing- ie., lack there of, is just another facet of whatever it is that she has....
    Oh - and she will eat spicy food with no problem, the kind that brings tears to my eyes. I am big on spices. "4* on thai food" big.

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    Default Re: Any kids here with sensory integration issues ?

    Have you asked your pediatrician or taken her to see a doctor or specialist?

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    Default Re: Any kids here with sensory integration issues ?

    I would definitely recommend talking to the pediatrician and maybe getting her to a specialist. As the parent of a child with sensory integration disorder (hypersensitive), I can say unequivocally that I frequently wish I had taken my daughter in for it much earlier than I did, since treatment made such a huge difference for her. There are great therapies available, and modifications you as a parent can make. It's well worth getting a professional opinion.
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    Default Re: Any kids here with sensory integration issues ?

    I am a little hesitant to mention the possibility of a sensory integration disorder to the pediatrician. He already thinks I worry too much and has dismissed my complaints of her lack of hunger for a long time.
    I have made mentions of her insensitivity to pain.
    He finally gave me a referral to an Occupational therapist for the feeding difficulty. However he has not mentioned anything about the insensitivity to pain
    What kind of doctor or specialist do I need to see to get her diagnosed/treated ?

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    Default Re: Any kids here with sensory integration issues ?

    Have you taken her to see the OT? That's the specialist I would go to for sensory issues.
    Teal

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    Default Re: Any kids here with sensory integration issues ?

    My sister had sensory issues as a child (hypersensitivity) and she had treatment with an occupational therapist for several years (her toddler years, I think and into preschool). Not sure how my mom got the ball rolling - maybe through her pediatrician??? I know that once she turned 4, she was able to get free services through our local public school. That's way too long for you to wait, but maybe they have something like that through a preschool in your area?

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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    Default Re: Any kids here with sensory integration issues ?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*s.p View Post
    He finally gave me a referral to an Occupational therapist for the feeding difficulty. However he has not mentioned anything about the insensitivity to pain
    What kind of doctor or specialist do I need to see to get her diagnosed/treated ?
    Are you going to goto the OT feeding therapist? We took DS when he was 14 months and that is where I learned that Logan had sensory 'issues'. So his feeding therapy would start out every week with OT stuff dealing with his sensory problems and then working with the different foods. We worked with different kinds of balls that vibrated, she had this big swing thing, messy play, all sorts of neat stuff.

    The OT called it tactile defensiveness when she did the initial evauluation, I never pursued it any further than that though.

    Remember the feeding OT is still an OT and you should bring it up right away before the evaluation.
    Lisa

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    Colby 12-14-09

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    Default Re: Any kids here with sensory integration issues ?

    This is exactly what my sister had - tactile defensiveness...

    You should make an appointment with the OT that your ped. referred you to and mention your concersn.

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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