Anyone with SID kids who were Preemies?
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|Thu, 10-09-2008 - 12:18pm|
Hi ya! I am new here-- mostly seeking support as people look at me blankly (even doctors) when I mention SID. To make a long story short, my eldest is now 5.5. When he was 4 (his sister 2.5) I noticed his sister catching up on physical abilities. I also really noticed the difference between him and other 'normal' kids in his reactions to frustration, pain/injuries, clothing, smells, temperatures etc. I pushed and pushed and finally saw a Pediatrician who said yah, looks like SID so is SID. Don't need therapy, you are doing everything right and someone new would just stress him more. His first year of Juniour Kindergarten went well -- OT when assessing him caught NOTHING! In fact, he tested within or above normal ranges. Hey-- I already knew he was bright. Only 3 OT's in general area are certified administers of the Sensory Tests-- and really expensive or don't do private. I left it, just worked with stuff at home. Now he is older, in Senior Kindergarten and isnt really getting any better with coping skills. I am at my wits end. He FREAKS out when he gets the most minor scrape, cries if cannot do something, rocks while sitting on the couch still, throws a fit if I try to get him to go somewhere new or different (i.e. Beavers). Everything needs to be same old same old. I am a teacher, I know how kids are and I just want to make school easier for him socially as that is the area that his SID seems to compromise. Any suggestions for ways you have taught your kids to cope? Similar symptoms of kids who are outwardly normal seeming? Apparently Preemies (born 32 weeks or earlier) are more prone to this.....