5 year old son with SPD?
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
I have just finished reading through all of the material and I am more confused than ever.
My son has always been challenging. He has low iron so he is always tired and that causes his behaviour to be disruptive. he is on iron supplements which sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.
My son has always been sensitive to many things.
He hates tags on clothing, hates wearing anything but pj's or sweat pants (jeans are to rough), socks bother him if they aren't on just right or if there is a string inside it.
He has a bad reaction to smells. He does not like the smell of certain food and quite often will leave the kitchen if something is cooking.
He does not enjoy eating. He does have his certain foods, but it takes us everything we have to get him to eat dinner with us. We try so hard due to the low iron.
His latest thing, which is the worrying me the most is the thing he does with his ears. He folds them in half so that the top part is touching the inside of his ears. He says he likes the cold feeling he gets when he does it. He does not know that he is doing it, but he does it all the time. He is very fidgety, he can't keep still. While reading a book he has to jump around, his feet are everywhere. Again, I don't think he is aware he is doing this. He used to chew on his shirt all the time, but now his new thing is playing with his ears.
I wonder if I should follow up with a pediatrician or if he is just a normal 5 year old boy and we are reading too much into things.