So now it could be SPD???
(Louisville, KY, USA)
My 3 year old has cried constantly since the day he was born. The doctors have had an excuse for everything ranging from acid reflux, stress, colic, etc... But have said that all of his behaviors were normal, age appropriate behaviors. These included self abuse, physically harming others, playing in poop, physically violent when you try to wash his hair or face, and so much more. We were sent to have his hearing tested since he wasn't attempting to talk by his 1 year check-up. There he was sent for tubes and speech therapy, where they decided he needed OT. The ot said he didn't have sensory problems b/c he could play with play-do (of course I have to constantly pull it out of his mouth). We were looking into autism or bi-polar, but still the doctors say he is normal. He was evaluated for school and received an IEP for speech and behavior therapy and a behavior analyst was sent to my home to help with the outburst. I told her everything that was going on and without even seeing him she said it sounded like SPD. She gave me the # to seven counties and weiskof. They want him tested for a sleeping disorder and eating disorder and SPD. The doctors have finally agreed that something is not normal and have wrote the referell for weiskof. We are not sure if he is not sleeping b/c of sensory problems or if it is something on it's own.
I had to put a lock on my kitchen door b/c he would get up through out the night and clean out my kitchen. I had a lock on just the refrigerator but he learned how to climb in the cabinets and broke the fridge lock. They are unsure if he is eating to satisfy the sensory issues or what. I also have a 5 year old son with some special needs as well; so as a single mom, you can imagine how full my hands are. I am slowly getting some progress but it seems like every time I think I will finally get some answers, I reach another dead end.
I fear for my son's safety, since he is unaware of dangerous situations. He has run in front of cars, beat his head against walls, puts everything in his mouth, gets very aggressive. I just need to know if I am heading down the right track or what I need to do??? I am so lost and confused, I just need answers!!!