Getting worse... Derek 8
i have a son 8 yrs old that has been diagnosed at 4yrs old with spd.i live in Ireland and as you can imagine there is no help or groups for this disorder.people know very little if anything about spd and you have to wait yrs to get OT through the public health system. recently i noticed Derek seems to be getting a lot worse,his behavior is extremely hyper and inappropriate,he speaks out of turn not noticing you are all ready in a conversation.he fights with his brothers all the time and screams if things dont go his way.
he loves wrestling ,fighting anything physical and is constantly on top of me for hugs but he will only hug his family,he hates kisses and he is only interested in what he wants next and wont stop until he gets it.he behaves himself in school even though the teacher has to repeat things alot for him as he is extremely anxious and gets upset if he gets anything wrong.when he comes home from school,he is wired to the moon,refusing to do his homework and causing a lot of upset in the house.his writing is not very legible and his hands get tired easily.
he eats sausages hamburgers,ham,rice,pasta potatoes,bananas,bread and custard.the rest of the family eats healthy but have tried everything to get him to eat new foods but he will get sick.he wont
go to shopping centres or anywhere that he doesnt like and if you make him go you will suffer.
before i make it sound like my son is a monster,he is very bright,he analyses everybody and notices what they are good at and is always right.he is very smart but is very aware of is inabilities in certain areas which makes him anxious and insecure about his own work.he is very loving and caring and always says how much he loves his family.he loves sports,especially soccer,he follows man. united and can recite the names of the players from lots of different teams.my husband loves him but finds him very hard to handle,some days he is very patient and other days he gets really cross with him as he can not understand why there hasn't been one game of soccer played between Derek and his brothers played that hasn't ended in a fight mainly due to Derek kicking up.
i find lately im running out of steam,my poor child,god knows what he is going through inside,i just want to help him, but i dont know how,obviously sending him to his room or grounding him from things doesn,t work.my doctors have no answers for me only put me on waiting lists.do you think OT will help his behavior.any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.this constant upset is depressing and i try so hard to be positive.