Need to Climb
My son is 2 1/2. He came to the attention of early intervention services because of a speech delay and now that they have evaluated him they "think" he may have some kind of sensory dysfunction. He has not been officially diagnosed with anything, but they do a lot of "sensory stuff" with him during therapy (sorry, don't know the technical terms).
Anyway, now that you have the background here is my question. My son is a climber; he climbs on everything: the couch, the table, child gates, the computer desk, bookshelves (I don't even know how he gets up on half of this stuff). Even if I discipline him (tell him no, redirect, spank him, whatever) he just keeps on going back to climbing. We go through this hundreds of times a day and it's starting to wear me out. My questions are: is this normal for kids with sensory problems (if he does, in fact, have a sensory problem)? And how do I get him to stop doing it? Thank you.