(Farmington hills, MI)
My 8 year old son was recently diagnosed with SPD and we are having serious behavior problems with him. (which is nothing new).. He fights us on everything. Everything is a challenge and an argument. He also has ADHD which we are treating with medication but it doesnt seem to be helping with the stubbornness and ease of getting him to do what we ask. This s all new to us, and we are researching therapy for him. We are so overwhelmed right now. Could this oppositional behavior be a part of SPD or are we dealing with a whole separate issue?
We need help and understanding. We can't get him to get dressed, do homework, brush his teeth, eat dinner, clean up his toys, go to bed, etc...everything is a huge argument and fight. We are emotionally and physically exhausted..Will any of this get better with therapy?? We have tried every kind of reward system we can think of.. It helps for about a day, then he doesn't care anymore...