16 month old with possible SPD?
by Alisha Wilkerson
So my son is almost 17 months and he has always been diff. from other babies/children and I have not the only person to see this. I have never heard of SPD before but the link kept popping up when I was checking out Autism. I knew Autism didn't totally match up because he has always been ahead physically and speech. I clicked on it and it was a sigh of relief!
Connor was a terribly fussy baby and it was a huge task to get him to sleep. He slept in his bouncer or swing all night till he was 6 months and then it was 1 hour long car rides! Even now he will run and run and run all day long and it's a task to get him down for a nap and some days there is no nap. He will never sit down or let me hold him. He would never let is cuddle him after 4 months! He walks on his tip toes a lot that we thought was weird but kinda laughed at and shrugged off. He also stomps his feet a lot when he walks though but with extreme force.
Sometimes he listens and sometimes it's like he is deaf! He is constantly jumping,spinning, and flapping his arms. He yells constantly and has no fear of anything! Since he was 11 months he was climbing beds, dressers, couches and jumping on then and seeing how close he could get to the edge before falling and thought it was funny! He falls and cuts himself and he won;t even cry!
When he gets really upset he punches himself and bangs his head in the wall. He would always rather play alone when in play groups or the church nursery. He hits and pushes other kids but not to be mean it's like he thinks it's a good thing. He will not eat anything warm or he freaks! It has to be room temp. but he prefers it cold and won't eat certain textures. He hates being sticky and totally freaks out! Since he was about 4 months he would shake his had back and forth as fast as he could and yell. That had always concerned me because it would come out of no where!
I'm sorry it is all mixed together but am I paranoid or does it sound like he has SPD? I have always known he was diff. but could never get any answers!