Sarah - posted on 01/18/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
We are new to the group. I have a 7 year old Christopher, and almost 5 year old Hunter. Christopher was a 61/2 week preemie so we expected a few issue, but I had no idea what sensory issues were until he was 3. He was alos diagnosed with high functioining autism in August. Hunter was born "with in normal time frame" as the doctors told me. He is our complicated very involved one. He has Cerebel Palsy, seizures, lung issues and on and on. Christopher is one of the worst sensory clients our therapist has ever seen. Although he has made excellent progress! Hunter has almost the exact opposite sensory issues that his brother has. So when we have a handel on one, the other one is out of controll!
With everything that we have had to deal with and learn in the past few years I have become a resource cordinator of sorts for many differant people, including the social workers that are suppose to be helping us! I am always excited to learn new things, meet new people and share ideas. I am excited to be part of a group were other parents understand why my kid will not wear socks let alone get a snow suite on. Why he can't stand bouncy houses but loves the trampoline. All the fun things that come with sensory issues!