SPD is ruling my life!
My 4 year old son was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder about 6 months ago. I went through this checklist and am constantly learning new behaviors that go hand in hand with sensory issues, and they all fit my son perfectly. For example, I always thought it was strange that he ran in the house and purposely fell onto the hard wood floor. He has black and blues all over his legs from doing this, but it doesn't bother him. And he's constantly putting things in his mouth, which drives me crazy. He never looks people in the eyes when talking to them - I thought it was shyness, but it seems related to the sensory issues too.
He started occupational therapy, which has helped, but we seem to go up and down. I was happy to see that it's not unusual to be inconsistent in their behavior. I am so frustrated b/c he used to only have issues with shoes and socks, but now he will only wear sweatpants and refuses socks completely. He won't wear his pajamas anymore and forget about a winter coat. I try really hard to be patient, but it's wearing me down. Any suggestions? Are there parents of Sensational kids support groups? We are struggling every day.............