Help for SPD
by Chrissy Bishop
(Woodruff, SC USA)
Hello, my name is Chrissy Bishop and I have a 2 1/2 year old named Owen. We just finally had him tested for autism and they told us that he is just a rare child that has a severe speech delay and sensory issues. He has an EI that comes once a week and has been coming for about 6 months now. He also goes to Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy twice a week for 30 minute sessions.
We have made major progress, but his behavior has gotten so bad. And I say behavior because I don't know any other word for it, but he is just so bad around others (kids and adults). He pinches really hard alot, throws toys or dirt or whatever, hits and scratches. And I am just at a breaking point. I have tried popping or spanking, but it just doesn't even phase him. He doesn't do it to be mean or for attention. Its like he does it to play or be funny but it hurts. And also, what happens after you get a diagnosis of this?
His therapist have told me about this, but didn't diagnosis him with this. And he already goes twice a week for it. Anyways, please help me if you can. I am going crazy. He's always moving, walking, running, jumping, never sits down.