My 3 yr old daughter has developmental delays ....
My 3 yr old Daughter Gracie, has developmental delays & is in Preschool for 1/2 a day. She's on an IEP with a S/T & O/T working with her at the school. Her pediatrician referred her to a developmental specialist pediatrician to do further evaluations. She has speech of a 1 yr & 4 mo. child. I am finding more & more sensory problems on a daily basis.
I cannot take her into the stores, since all she wants is to be held. No shopping carts & no walking - just carried around by me (which is impossible!) She was so upset - screaming & throwing herself on the floor when I made her get down & walk. She pulled her pants down(screaming)and took off her diaper & threw it at me in the middle of Wal Mart! I just stayed calm & stood my ground & didn't give in to her fits. It was exhauasting & embarrassing! Everyone starring! This happens everytime we go into the stores....but only with me. Not with daddy or Grandma!
Also, she has fits over certain clothes, brushing her hair & teeth. She screams about everything! Things have to be just so. The lid cant be open on the milk or sippy cups. She wants to swing all day - and when she stops she SCREAMS so loud that the neighbors come over to check on us! She screams in the car & twists around till she's out of the car seat when she's not getting her way - like not having her sippy cup in her hands. She wakes up all hrs of the night & wants to sleep with me - only to toss & turn all night.
She is terror at the dentist! Forget about looking in her mouth, let alone cleaning her teeth! Its a battle for ANYTHING we do. I have no idea what to do to help her calm down & enjoy life. I know her speech delays are frustrating her with the lack of communication. I just need good advice from the moms who've dealt with this. I'm sick of the people who tell me that I need Nanny 911 or Super nanny....obviously they have never dealt with a special needs child that has sensory issues. I seriously need advice from someone that knows what I'm living.
Also, Gracie seems to be doing good at school, as far as I know. She loves to ride the bus & see her teachers. But, at home its like she spirals down hill...and when I pick her up from the sitter to come home - she has meltdowns & screams & throws her cup at me. But, the sitter has no problems all day - until I show up!!! That makes me insane! HELPPPPPP!