5 yr old boy with SPD?
(Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Here are some 'symptoms' my son has displayed since birth and I am not sure if he may fit into this category...any helpful comments are appreciated.
-very 'needy' baby
-difficult to settle to sleep, needing to be nursed or to sleep in my bed next to me
-high pitch screaming with loud noises
-lots of tantrums with high-pitched screaming
-would get scared and scream for me when in a different environment other than home (i.e., my brother's house)
-lots of crying fits
-would scream if the sun was in his eyes
-screamed during bathtime when water was on or near face, eyes, ears
-aggressive with older sibling and other children
-as a toddler would push other children down "for no apparent reason"
-would walk by people and hit them, swat at them
-would "whack" brother over the head with an object "for no apparent reason"
-asks me to turn off the vacuum cleaner as it's too noisy
-screams at the top of his lungs when he gets hurt (minor injuries) like someone cut his head off
-when a child bumps into him he says that they "did it on purpose" and will hit or push back
-having issues at school in the playground with aggressive behavious
He had an OT and Psych assessment at 3.5 years of age which identified that he does have some sensory issues, but they seemed to have taken the "let's see what happens" approach.
I feel he is being overlooked and labeled as a behaviour child, when in fact, I believe there are underlying issues, such as SPD.
Pediatrician does not agree with me.