Is there any hope for my 12 year old son?
(Dalton, Ohio USA)
Is there any hope for my 12 year old son or is it too late? I have met a wonderful friend that has the sweetest little girl who happens to be Autistic. I never knew about SPD or SI until just a few months ago when I met her. In talking with her about her daughter and my son she has said "yeah, that sounds like a sensory issue" And I have thought "naa, that isn't what is going on with my son". But I have recently been looking into it and researching and reading articles and books on this and when I first started and went over the checklist for symptoms that really peeked my interest and curiosity and made me open my eyes more as to what is going on with my son. He fits so many of the items on the checklist but yet there are things that he dont do or react to.
My 12 yr old son has had so many sensory issues over the years that I noticed even when he was a newborn. I thought maybe it was just him and his personality, but of course anytime that I brought it up to Dr's, friends or even family they would all tell me 'oh he will grow out of it' BUT he hasn't. If anything there are more and more things popping up as the years go by and the issues he has with sensory seem to be getting more noticeable. I have an appointment with his Dr to see what he thinks about the SPD and to see about getting a OT asap. I need to know if there is hope for him. Thank you, Kelly