My 4 year old son freaks out with sounds...

Carrie - posted on 03/08/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 4 year old has started freaking out when he hears toilets flush, or clanking glasses/dishes (at a restaurant for example),the vacuum cleaner, and many other normal sounds of daily living. Is this normal for this age or is he hypersensitive?

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Rhiannon - posted on 07/27/2013

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Sounds like Sensory Processing Disorder. My 4yo son has it as well, it's rough on then and us as parents of Special Kids. If you want more information or even other symptoms or want to chat about it in general feel free to e-mail me tattooedwifenmomof3@gmail.com.

Good Luck and Take Care

Rhiannon

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Carrie - posted on 07/28/2013

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I posted that 4 years ago. My son is now 8 1/2. He has grown out of that stage but is still a sensitive kid in many ways!

Elizabeth - posted on 03/08/2009

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I have 2 children, one 3, and the other 3 months.  My 3 month old is super sensitive to sound.  She flinches at any abrubt noise.  I think it's just a sensitivity some children have.  I know, even now at 27 I get tense when I hear loud noises. 

User - posted on 03/08/2009

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This sounds like sensory issues to me. My son has SPD( sensory processing disorder). Ask your pediatrician to refer you to an OT. They can do a screening to tell if there is anything to be concerned with...as well as make suggestions for therapy to help.

Diane - posted on 03/08/2009

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he may have had a scare at one time .. from when he was younger...something that scared him and now is comming back..



for example some kids like my daughter when she was 4 had a fear of being left alone or me not being there .. it somehow stems fr when she was just over a year old she was in the hospital and i had to leave her at night.. kids do have a keen sense of things that we may think  they don;t

Carrie - posted on 03/08/2009

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Thanks Janelle...I know growing up is hard and we prob all did "weird" thingss growing up. Sometimes I feel like parents (esp myself) look too hard into our kids actions

Carrie - posted on 03/08/2009

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I had asked the MD at the time and he said it was "normal". But it seems to have gotten worse! I really downplay it as I know paying too much attention can make it a "game". But have noticed he is so uncomfortable with sounds. He IS a nervous kid though. Always has been tense. Thought maybe he needs evaled for sensory issues...

Janelle - posted on 03/08/2009

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I believe that this is normal & no matter what anyone may think every one expresses themselves in their unique way

Carrie - posted on 03/08/2009

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He just had his hearing checked at his 4 year well visit last month and all was well.

User - posted on 03/08/2009

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take him to ur health visitor and explain what is happening he might need his hearing checked out

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