SPD AND MULTIPLE HEAD INJURIES

by Lee Staugaitis
(Jensen Beach, Florida 34957)

I HAVE HAD THREE HEAD INJURIES AND AM LOOKING FOR HELP. THE FIRST HEAD INJURY..TOOK ME AROUND SIX YEARS TO RECOVER. THIS IS WHY...I WAS BORN WITH A SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER..THE NEUROLOGIST...REALLY DIDN'T GET IT...SO I WALKED AROUND IN A FOG..UNTIL I CONTACTED BOSTON UNIVERSITY...WHERE THE HEAD OF THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM...HAD DONE A RESEARCH PROJECT AND MY DAUGHTER AND I ORIGINALLY PARTICIPATED. I EXPLAINED HOW I FELT...AND SHE SENT ME FOR AN SENSORY EVALUATION.


ONCE I STARTED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND THEN HAD DANCE THERAPY...I GOT SO VERY MUCH BETTER. I SURPRISED EVERYONE..I WAS ORIGINALLY TOLD I WOULD NEVER..EVER..GET A MASTERS DEGREE..WELL...GUESS WHAT..I DID..AND I WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO WORK..BUT I DID..SO..I WORKED AND HAD A LITTLE HEAD INJURY...AND HAD A PROBLEM FOR ABOUT A YEAR...AND EVENTUALLY RECOVERED..TWO YEARS AGO..I HAD A SERIOUS HEAD INJURY..I HAVE THE SAME SYMPTOMS I HAD IN THE FIRST ONE EXCEPT MUCH MUCH WORSE.

MY REHAB. DR. WAS GREAT...AND SAID I HAD MANY SENSORY PROBLEMS..A FIRST FOR A DR. I MIGHT ADD. I LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN...I HAD REGULAR OT...VESTIBULAR THERAPY..WHICH I FLUNKED AND I BEGGED MY WAY INTO PEDIATRICS...HOWEVER..I ONLY GO ONCE A WEEK. I AM IN A CRIME VICTIMS PROGRAM THRU THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE WHICH WILL PAY FOR SERVICES FOR ME...I NEED TO KNOW...WHERE I CAN GO..IS THE STAR CENTER THE BEST PLACE...COGNITIVELY I AM PRETTY GOOD..EXCEPT WHEN OVERWHELMED WITH SENSORY STIMULUS...THEN FORGET IT..I GET VERY DISCOMBOBULATED...BUT I AM EXTREMELY CREATIVE..

THE PLACE I GO TO KNOW HAS NOT GIVEN ME A FULL EVALUATION...THEY HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL TO ME BUT DEAL PRIMARILY IN CHILDRENS DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES...SO WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE? I HAVE SO MUCH MORE I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE...BUT RIGHT NOW I AM UNABLE TO NAVIGATE MY UNSTEADY SENSORY WORLD..COULD YOU PLEASE STEER ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION...I HOPE THIS MAKES SENSE.
SINCERELY...LEE HOPE STAUGAITIS...621 NE SPENCER STREET..JENSEN BEACH, FLORIDA 34957....1-772-260-5320

PLEASE HELP ME...THERE SIMPLY IS NO PROGRAMS WHERE I LIVE WHATSOEVER....THANK YOU...PS I WAS THE VICTIM OF A VIOLENT DOMESTIC CRIME...I HAD A KNIFE THROWN AT ME FOR OVER THREE HOURS, I WAS STRANGLED AND THEN THROWN INTO A WALL...FOR THREE HOURS I HEARD I AM GOING TO KILL YOUR DAUGHTER AND THEN KILL YOU.....I DIDN'T LET THAT STOP ME...SO HAVING NO SERVICES IN JENSEN BEACH CAN'T STOP ME EITHER...

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