My Sister's Kid is HYPERACTIVE
My younger sister has a healthy boy who is 3 years old. This boy is always on the move literally running and does not seem to rest except when he's asleep. He climbs on any height on sight like TV cabinets, rails, walls and does not seem to fear falling down from there. He is always hitting items, flashing toilets, opening water taps, turning furniture upside down and many other uncoordinated activities. He is always crying as he does all these stuff and can't stop even when efforts to calm him down are applied.
However, one problem stands out i.e. at his current age of 3 years he cant utter a single word. Efforts to enroll him in a daycare/school proved frustrating when the teachers said they couldn't handle him. The boy was taken to a specialist doctor who diagnosed his problem as Sensory Processing Disorder and referred to national referral hospital in our country (Kenya). My sister is at her wits end. No one seems to be able to handle this sweet boy. She kindly requested me to check from the internet about this condition.
After running through the checklist, am a bit relieved to note that this dysfunctional behavior falls in most of the areas highlighted but I can't locate the one on speech. Any one out there with such an experience can please share with us any resourceful materials which can assist us in rightly handling the young boy such that he can grow up normally just like other kids of his age.