11-year old son getting worse
by Yasmin Farria
My son is now 11 years old and just started middle school. Even though my son was always a little behind in milestones when he was a baby ( crawling and walking delayed), he never raised any flags with the doctors. I always had a feeling that something was just different with my little boy, I had no idea, what exactly it was, I just knew, he is a sensitive guy and behind in fine and gross motor skills. The teachers didn't seem to have an answer either as of why his handwriting wasn't as neat or why he didn't perform well in PE.
I finally found an answer, when my son was 9 years old and I kinda came across a webpage in the internet and I immediately recognized my son and I knew, that he has SPD. We started OT right away and he made great progress in gross motor skills ( he finally learned to ride his bike with 10). We also started Hippo therapy about a year ago and overall he made progress.
However, over the last few months I noticed, that he is impacted emotionally more than ever and he has anxiety. If something small goes wrong, he will totally lose it and explode in anger and rage and he will be down for the rest of the day. I'm surprised by his behaviour because I have never seen this side on him before. Even though he always got frustrated very quickly, I was always able to get him out of it and help him get a positive attitude again. Now no matter what I say, it don't seem to help and any coping strategies are not successful.
Has anybody experienced this too and if so, what helped? I would appreciate any feedback.Thank you