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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

30 SPD Facts in 30 Days -- Fact #5

“Sometimes the child [with SPD] will show characteristics of a dysfunction one day but not the next. For instance, the child with proprioceptive problems may trip over every bump in the pavement on Friday yet score every soccer goal on Saturday. Inconsistency is a hallmark of every neurological dysfunction. "   (from "The Out-Of-Sync Child "  by Carol Stock Kranowitz)

This characteristic is part of what makes SPD so confusing and disorienting for everyone involved.  Both the person with SPD and those around them may feel it is a (self)-discipline issue when they see that they are able to do something one day and not the next.  "See, that means he CAN do it, he just WON'T -- you just need to be more firm with him," people will say.  But no amount of firm discipline will create a neurological ability that just isn't there on those off days!

Don't forget to stop by Hartley's Life with 3 Boys to read 30 Stories in 30 Days, guest blogs from 30 different families about their experiences with an SPD child.

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