Could It Be SPD?
My 4 1/2 year old daughter has some symptoms from the checklists, but not a lot. Some things run in spurts; very sensitive to seams in socks, must be perfectly straight to doesn't care about this at all.
The past 2 months she has become extremely sensitive to her siblings not doing what she wants, crying over everything. Not wanting to sleep in her bed.
She seems to get upset over transitions. She has always had a hard time going to sleep, but it is even worse. She talks/plays in her bed for hours sometimes, which makes her sleep deprived and even more sensitive.
She recently, about a month or so ago, started doing something strange. She will hit her head and say "stop it brain" over and over again. When I ask her why, she just says her brain won't stop it. Sometimes if you ask her a question she will say "stop it brain" several times before she answers. She says she has make her brain stop first.
When I tell not to hit herself in the head she will stop. She has also verbalized that her brain counts a lot. I asked her what her brain did when I said "house", she said it says house, mouse, louse, blouse etc., then she has to tell it to stop.
She tells me she has to tell her brain to stop-it a lot when she's at preschool.
HELP - my good natured, easy going child, is now easily angered, over sensitive, crying all the time and tired. What could this be????
P.S. She is extremely bright, has a gifted brother and is more than likely gifted in math. Maybe this accounts for part of it?