Abbigail - posted on 05/16/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
We are in the what if he has SPD phase. My 6 yr old son has been having issues since he was real little with anxiety and sensory issues. Be sought behavioral health intervention and was told that his issues were only anxiety or a little OCD. But since he started kindergarten this year we are concerned. His pediatrician mentioned the possiblity of sensory disorder after his constant complaints of vague aches/pain. It's hard to put into words the issues he faces. Even now I try to think how to explain and I think maybe I'm overreacting. Can anyone relate?
showers send him into a panic attack
unable to eat certain types of foods
loud noises or repetitive noises cause extreme agitation
physically unable to participate in anything messy
no tags in clothes
no noisy clothes (athletic type pants)
unable to sit still in a group setting because he brain is in overload
socks have to be a certain way
no tie shoes because his laces cannot touch his socks/pants
wearing snowpants over his clothes sends him into a dither and panic tantrum
clothes near his skin are perceived as pain
he is unable to change handle changes in routine
it;s hard to explain. anyone out there relate?
it's hard to explain.