Let's face it. There is a medical term for every 'quirk' out there. And people in general have quirks. But when its your kid and those quirks totally rearrange your life something is WRONG. When a swat or a firm talking to only exacerbates the problem.. something is WRONG. Since my son's birth I've questioned his behavior to his pedi. Only to hear, "He's just a boy. He needs a firm hand. Why, when I was his age......" UGH! Due to an illness two Dr.'s are checking my son. I see a knowing look pass between them. AHA! I'm gonna ask THEM! I did. I began to babble like I never had someone to talk to. Truth is... they were listening and I was gunning to get it all out there! They were so patient. They said that they too saw things. I bawled like a baby. Eight years. EIGHT YEARS I looked for answers and was sure I'd get some now. A year later and some tests we are in occupational therapy. My son has aspergers syndrome and sensory processing disorder. I feel so many years were taken from us because some Dr. compared my son's reactions to life to his own experiences as a child. You know your child better than anyone. If there is one message I'd like to get out there it's this.... if you know that something is up keep looking until someone listens and says "Let's find out." It's amazing what a little bit of therapy has done for my son. We're still at it, going strong. It's never too late. You are your child's best advocate. Dig in and fight if you have to.View Thread
HI Linda. I had that problem too. No one would listen. And the tests they gave were for more severe autism so my son didn't get the dx until he went to the OT. The occupational therapist is truly the expert. She saw it all over him and she designed his therapy around that. I'm seeing WONDERFUL results. If you can, see an OT. I bet they'll know what to do. View Thread
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