My 6 year old son SPD???
by Lea Anne
My 6 year old son has been having severe problems for the last few months. He gets angry or upset over nothing & throws these awful tantrums. He has very obnoxious behavior at times then he's extremely fatigued. As soon as he gets home the first thing he does is take off all of his clothes, he doesn't want to wear anything but his underwear. He has trouble going to sleep and staying asleep.
His appetite goes up and down, sometimes he cannot get enough to eat then other times I cannot get him to eat anything. He had a spell at school where he shook all over for 35 minutes, we don't know if it was a seizure or not his EEG was normal. He constantly plays with the top of his ear. He doesn't talk to other kids, he's not very social, he's withdraw. He doesn't communicate well with anyone. He has to sleep with me, he has accidents in his pants, he watches other people and looks to other people for direction. It's almost like he is unsure of how he is supposed to act. He is afraid of everything. He will not walk in the store he has to ride in the buggy, he's afraid people are going to break into our house at night.
When he was smaller noise would bother him he would cover his ears, but he doesn't do that anymore. He used to would throw a tantrum when he had to get his hair cut, but he doesn't do that anymore either. But he doesn't like having his hair washed. He says I'm hollering when I'm not. If you grab anyone of his arms or legs, he says it hurts. He always wants to rough house and wrestle with people. He didn't start talking until he was 2, he was late walking, he still cannot tie his shoes, he's always asking me what? or huh? He isn't very coordinated, he couldn't pedal a bike or tricycle until he was about 5. He has always been very slow to pick up on things and to do things. I'm really worried about him. He does just fine in school with his behavior problems, he only exhibits them at home. And I am usually the one on the receiving end of his tantrums and aggravation and anger. I'm not sure if he has SPD or something else. Please let me know what you think, I'm desperate for answers so I can help my son.