Are these symptoms associated with SPD?
My son is now three years old. We've had concerns about him since about two weeks old. He's been to many doctors to try to find out why he cried more often than not (until about age 2) doesn't sleep, and other issues. At about 1 1/2 we took him to a developmental pediatrician to look into the possibility of SPD. At that time the doctor said he fell into the range of "typical" though showing some signs of SPD. Now at age three, things are a little better but I wonder if there is cause to look into this again. I looked at the checklist and he certainly does display some of the behaviors there. We are dealing with some issues that i don't see on the list but they don't seem to me to be just behavioral, or normal for his age. They are: extreme aversion to potty training, though a fascination to looking at the potty and watching it flush. He has stated that if he uses a potty he "might be lost". Still dependent on a paci. Still dependent on a 4 oz bottle of rice milk when going to sleep or stressed.
Weening him from either would be a huge battle. He sometimes hates to come in from the car when we get home, sometimes gets extremely upset over a diaper change, following me to try to get the wet/ dirty one to put it back on. Sometimes is very determined that he either doesn't want jammies on or doesn't want to take them off. (crying like we've broken his heart and begging for the jammies back even when he's changed out of them.) He doesn't sleep well. He wakes up at least once per night, usually more. He seems to have vivid and disturbing dreams. We have reverted back to giving him a bottle in the night so we can get some sleep.
When I read advice to use charts, etc. my reaction is that he wouldn't get that. Do most 3 year olds get that? He talked very late and does not engage in the kind of reasoning that other parents seem to think he is ready for.
Is this childhood behavior and we just need to go through the hard part of training him or could it be something else?