A 7 year old in his own world....

Our 7 year old son, lives in his own little wold. He has shown weirdness from the beginning. He seeks sensory yet runs from it. Like, touches everything, but covers his ears and sometimes will cry over noises like fire alarm or kids ringing bells. Had to force him into getting use to wearing clothing. Began stripping himself of clothing and diapers as soon as he learned to take them off. Role plays animals daily. Can't stay out of the dirt, he ruins all his cloths because he can't stay away from messy things.


Bounces, jumps, climbs, jumps of, absolutely can not focus or sit still without medications. Hears things no one else can hear, like lights. Eye examinations come out completely perfect and can read further down the chart then even I can with my glasses on. Prefers to play alone. Will sometimes play with other but often tiers of them and will go off on his own. Likes to play in small places like under the table or in closets. Talks to himself all the time, like right now he is on the computer and talking to himself or he is talking to the computer. Can not go to sleep at night with out medication. Without medication he will stay awake till 3 or 4 am. As of right now he was diagnosed with adha, ppd, possible autism (ADHD is said to be so strong that it's covering up other problems but shows some symptoms of autism) This is just some of the things about our son. There are some many things that make him a lot different then what is typically normal. SPD?????? Maybe we should have him retested........

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Jun 07, 2012
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by: SerenityStorm

Our son uses Focalin while at school, it does not slow him down too much, but it does help him focus. And it's not an all day thing, it has worn off by the time he gets home from school. Making homework very difficult. For sleeping we use plane old Melitonin. It's a natural suplament and really does work very very well. Our son has been different since first signs as an infant. He wouldn't even crawl, didn't like the carpet. As far as the sensitive hearing? All his senses seem to be heightened. Like super powers. He can feel the slightest bump on a smooth surface, see father then the average, hear much more, not so sure about taste being he is very picky about what he eats, and his smeller, exilent. Life sometimes seems so hard for him. But, he is who he is and we still love him very much.

Jun 07, 2012
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7yr old in his own world
by: marjory glasgow scotland

I take my hat off to all you mothers dealing with all the symptoms. I am presuming you are all in USA.

In Scotland we dont call it spd i believe we tend to deal with each issue. My son too would put his hands over his ears and cry at loud noises this is called over sensitive hearing. If you google tomatis programme you will have all your questions answered. We completed this progamme and wow what a difference it has made to my sons life. We where also diagnosed with reduced proprioception O.T. intervention includes 10min exersice plan daily at school and at home. We where shown the difference even in his handwritting unbelieveable. A diagnosis of aspergers syndrom was diagnosed last year, just to top it all we are now talking about dislexia. The only advice i can give you all is that you are that childs mother and no one knows best buy you. Dont take no for an answere from anyone. Keep on fighting.

Jun 07, 2012
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Their own little world
by: Janice

All the best to you during this time of diagnosis. My 7 year old was diagnosed with ADHD, but the medication made him more hyperactive after one week trial so we began to question it. It has been confirmed that he has SPD and his treatment is really paying off - OT every other day at school, professional OT once a week, breaks during school when he feels stressed. We find that large muscle exercise calms him down, OT and wearing weights prescribed and observed by his OT, have helped him become more social and loving and patient. He, like your son, is hyper-focused on certain things, but perhaps that is part of a gift that will develop our children's talent as they mature. May I ask if medication has helped him during school and homework, and if so, what type of medication?

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RE: 7 year old
by: Lyn

Hello.My son is turning two next month. He was diagnosed with GDD (autism not ruled out). He is also in his own world. No speech, no eye contact, lots of babbling and tantrums during his OT sessions. We have completed his one month therapy.so far still babbling, tantrums. Still on gluten free casein free diet. its very hard because he is still a super picky eater. We are staying positive that we could treat his autism or at least alleviate some symptoms and hear him say "I love you,Mom and Dad". But for now, it is still far off in the future. Anyway, good luck. I hope you will be able to get through it all.


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