SPD and sleep disorders
by Amanda Sullivan
My 2 year old son has a lot of trouble falling asleep, or being sleepy for the matter. He can be awake for 12 hours at a time then sleep for 30 min and be up another 8 to 12 hours. He can not seem to stay on any type of sleep pattern. I have tried bed time routines, strict daytime routines and so on. Nothing seems to help or do any better than the other. I have tried talking to his pediatrician about his sleep and have not been herd. What can I do to get him some help?
What questions or concerns can I bring up to his doctor so they will actually listen to me? I feel like I am being overly obsessed with this but there is something wrong, and so far all I have to show for my efforts is he is smart and that is why he is having trouble. This is not exactly the help I was looking for. I have even had him seen by the ECI (Early Childhood Intervention)group and they said he does not qualify for their help. Please I am going nuts trying to find help for him.
Thank you for any help you can give me.