OT Comment bothersome
Hi my 4 year old nephew has recently started OT and today was his second appointment afterwards he was running around and jumping on furniture and not listening to a word me or his mother said, and I took him out as soon as I could catch him but his therapist told his mother that she felt the behavior we were seeing was behavioral and not sensory and I'm a little confused because I got the impression that sensory issues causes behavioral issues. He doesn't stay at one or the other side of the spectrum which they don't see in therapy cause he's always so hyper but about five minutes after leaving he's almost asleep or is a sleep. Sometimes he seems to be craving constant touch and just as suddenly he won't want to be touched at all and will have a melt down.
He hates most clothes if the seams on his socks hit his feet wrong he will scream and kick till you just want to give up on shoes and socks. When he gets to a certain level of hyper it seems like he can not hear you all.
My sister is feeling very frustrated by the OT'S comment because we have been hearing how it's our fault since he was a baby who wouldn't go to sleep. People would tell us to put him in his crib and let him cry, we tried it he cried till he was gagging, so we just did what worked best walking him up and down the hall for hours until he went to sleep. We have tried just letting him throw his fit when he is having a tantrum he will just become more and more hysterical.
We have tried everything as far as discipline nothing works not talking not timeouts not corners not even redirection because several hours later he will remember and get mad all over again. Sorry about the really long letter just kinda frustrated.