Kelley - posted on 04/19/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )
I will start with a little bit of background. My DS will be 3 on Friday. He has never shown any sign of a speech delay or any delay for that matter. He has always seemed to be a sensory seeker such has he loves to jump off of pretty much anything that can be jumped off of, he loves to be tickled he will asked to be for that matter, he seems to be always moving one way or another, he will sometimes spin in circles over and over, he loves the feeling on his face of things that have a vibration of some sort such as toy cars the the wheels spin, electric razors, battery operated tooth brushes. He loves the vacuum and the blow dryer but is terrified of lawn mowers, garbage trucks, emergency services sirens. He doesn't seem to have a fear of what could hurt him or what is safe i.e he wants to just take off and run in parking lots and in stores. I have had family member tell me well that is because he is a boy that is almost 3. But I have a hard time believing that . He had an OT eval done last month. I had an eval done because with in the last 2 1/2 months he has started to have some other sensory concerns that kinda came out of no where. The new issues are he wants jeans on all the time even to sleep in and they HAVE to be blue and can't have a built in belt or a belt at all can't have cargo pockets and he will tell you so or he will freak out. He screams when I get his hair wet in the bath tub or even with a spray bottle. He screams and cries when you go to wipe is face or hands with something wet. He doesn't like his clothes to get wet or dirty even if it is a tiny bit. He want socks on at all times and they have to be folded down or ankle socks or he freaks. The therapist that did his eval last month her exact words after it were this poor little guys body and sensory system is a mess. He is doing OT for an hour 1 day a week. We are gonna do a 3 to 6 month trial to see if it helps and then go from there. There are lots of good things about him he is a very happy kid for the most part. He is a very lovable and social kid. I am not totally sure what is going on with him. I am hoping there are other mom's that have similar things going on and have some ideas. Thanks for reading this hope I didn't bounce around too much and it makes some sense.