I'm looking for support and advice of anyone parenting an SPD child

Vicki - posted on 12/13/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is three and a half. He is very difficult with transitions, putting him to bed, getting dressed and going out, and other everyday tasks. He is in constant motion and will run into people and the street if I don't hold him back. He doesn't understand why he's getting in trouble even though I tell him. He ripped my daughter's book today which made her cry and I know he felt bad because he looked so sad. He will put on the hot water in the sink in the bathroom and touch it even though I shut the water off and tell him not to. I have to lift him to move him away and lock the door. My family thinks it's normal behavior for a three year old. It's not! It's excessive. My husband doesn't want to admit that he has an issue but he can't deal with my son. Are there any recommendations of books I can read? I already read The Out of Sync child. He has many traits of a sensory seeking child. I have talked to his pediatrician and am now trying to have him evaluated. I've tried positive reinforcement, bribes, and pretty much every trick under the sun. I don't know what to do. I'm very stressed and I guess I need some support of someone going through this.

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Twilla - posted on 12/29/2013

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Hi, I have a 2 year old son who is sensory seeking and also gets overloaded there is a fine line. I just started seeing an Occupational Therapist who is showing me how to do a sensory diet to see if we can help the behavior. Maybe try and find an OT in your area. I wish I could help more but I am struggling through this as well.

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