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which way does your SN kid's hair whorl go?

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which way does your kid's hair whorl go? and what are his/her SN? my daughter's swirls counter clockwise, and the only time i have ever seen another counter clockwise swirl was on another kid at the neurology/genetics clinic.
 

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DD, who has asthma, sinus problems, recurrent ear infections, and reflux and is low-tone, has a double whorl. DS who is hypotonic (don't know why yet) only has one, but I don't know which way it goes.
 

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the swirl on the crown of your head.
 

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Actually, there is some basis behind this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I can't find it now, but I read an actual study that correlated hair whorls with handedness. When they didn't match or if there was something like two (or more) whorls going in different directions, like my dd, then there was more likely possibility of language problems.<br><br>
I did a very informal survey on another board with a mix of sn kids and typical kids. The whorls did tend to go the way of handedness with clockwise for right, counter for left. The sn kids were more likely to have an unusual correlation with whorls and handedness or with two going in opposite directions or whatever, but it was a really small sampling, so not really demonstrative of anything. I also can't find anything truly credible to link it, but I admit that I checked my son's whorls when he was born. BTW, his went clockwise, and he was typical and right handed, just like it should work.
 

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I know this thread is not directed at me, but since it's pretty rare I wanted to add in that my DS, who is not SN, has a double crown (whorls) in opposite directions.<br>
I didn't vote since it specifies SN. But interestingly DS's aunt (my husband's sister) is SN and has the same as DS.
 

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Oh, that is interesting, Limabean!<br><br>
All 3 of my kids have clockwise whorls.<br>
Ds1: AS, SPD<br>
Dd: SPD<br>
Ds2 11 mos, nothing known at this time
 

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My special needs son has whirls in both counter clockwise and clockwise directions and one goes both. He's right handed with an autism diagnosis and a metabolic condition.<br><br>
But...so does his twin (who is left handed) and his daddy (who is also left handed)
 

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Well, my kids' hair whorls match their handedness (ds' goes clockwise, dd's goes counterclockwise). Ds is the special needs kid (if you can call mild SPD special needs).<br><br>
I've heard about the correlation between handedness and hair whorls before. It would make some sense that if your brain is wired 'differently' that you might not follow that common correlation.
 

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Ds1's goes clockwise and he's left-handed and has an autism spectrum dx. His younger brother also has an autism pspectrum dx but his goes counter clockwise and he appears to be right handed. His is also only a half whirl. His issues are subtle and his brother has much more issues than he does.
 

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interesting- dd seems to be left handed, and she has a genetic condition. her swirl goes counter clockwise.
 

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DD has a double hair whorl & gross motor delays and possible SPD (waiting for a diagnosis in December so not official). I also read something somewhere about double hair whorls and language trouble, but she is way ahead in spoken & receptive language.
 

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Megan has a double whorl, in oposite directions. This is one of the first things that the Pead noticed when he met her at one year old. Her hair is different, she has double palmar creases on the hands(normal) but only single on her feet (a sign of a genetics issue)
 

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Oldest son has a double whorl each in opposite directions. SPD and likely Aspergers. Youngest son won't let me near his head at the moment!lol
 

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Ds's goes clockwise. He has severe language delay and is a sensory seeker.
 

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Down here, we call 'em cowlicks!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I'll have to check ds' when he gets home from school today.
 

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interesting how many people have double swirls!
 

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Ian, my mostly-typical kid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> has a very distinct clockwise swirl, but he has a HUGE cowlick on the right side of his forehead that kind of interrupts his swirl! His hair is very frustrating, and I'm so glad he's a boy because a girl would HATE his cowlick/swirl combination! Oh, and he's still completely ambidextrous at 3.5 years old.<br><br>
Connor, my special needs kiddo (genetic syndrome, not inherited) has a double swirl, opposite directions, and TWO cowlicks that give his hairline a widow's peak appearance!!! His hair is also impossible to do anything with, and again, I'm glad he's a boy!!! No clue whether he's left or right handed yet, heck, he's barely managing to walk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Megan has a double whorl, in oposite directions. This is one of the first things that the Pead noticed when he met her at one year old. Her hair is different, she has double palmar creases on the hands(normal) but only single on her feet (a sign of a genetics issue)</div>
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Hey, I wonder if the double swirl is common in 22q kiddos?? I have not noticed the creases on Connor's feet...I'll look tomorrow morning. He does have the tapered fingers common to 22q, does Megan?
 
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