Confusing

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2005
Confusing
6
Mon, 01-03-2005 - 4:10pm

My seven year old may have SID. I took her to a psychologist who recommended the Out of Sync Child Book and would like me to have her see an OT. The school thinks she may have a learning disability but I think she has the SID along with major anxiety, maybe all of the above...? My daughter is the highly sensitive type who is very shy and gets overstimulated easy. This is really new to me as she has been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder and the school thought it best to not have her tested for LD because of this.

Scary stuff!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2004
In reply to: isherbear40
Mon, 01-03-2005 - 9:07pm

Welcome!!


Oh man have you ever described my daughter Madison -- in fact, because SPD is so 'foreign' to our school system, I'm sure they'd LOVE to back her into an anxiety DX of some kind -- in fact, any report that we've ever read that is all they focus on -- her high levels of anxiety...... bah!


The Out of Sync book is our bible.... we live by it........


I cannot wait to hear more about your daughter & exchange more stories & ideas since we have some similarities.....


and yes, it's scary at first, but once you're well read on SPD, you'll kick some serious a$$!.....

Colleen~ Mom of Morgan, 10 -- Madison, 6 & Maxwell, 3


View Raw Image' jQuery1221393579256="17">

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2005
In reply to: isherbear40
Wed, 01-05-2005 - 10:56am

Thank you for your message Colleen. I checked out your profile and we have a few things in common. I am also from a large italian family and a Human Resource Coordinator. I, however, do not find my husband sexy. We have some major marital problems which I think is exasterbating Andrea, my daughters problems. She has always been "high maintenance" if you will. She is the overly sensitive type who reacts to stimulis way to highly. She overwhelms easily and is extremely shy with new people and situations. I love the therapist we are working with she says that perhaps the SID is causing her the anxiety as I'm sure my marriage problems are too. Sometimes I wonder if the SID may be causing my marriage problems since that is when it really began going down hill...so much to deal with. I just want 2005 to be the year that I get some clear answers so I can deal with my life and my daughters life better :)

Thanks for caring,

Sher Bear

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2004
In reply to: isherbear40
Wed, 01-05-2005 - 12:25pm

That's funny!


Large Italian families are the best! Talk about loyalty, eh?


You know something, there are days I want to smack my husband upside the head, I've found myself more times than naught screaming at him as a direct result of dealing with Maddy --- I hate to put it that way (dealing with her) but it's DRAINING!! Very draining. Not only does my husband get to leave way before she gets up, he doesn't need to dance on eggshells & do cartwheels to keep her happy -- that & throw in

View Raw Image' jQuery1221393579256="17">

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-2004
In reply to: isherbear40
Wed, 01-05-2005 - 1:19pm

WELCOME!

               

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2005
In reply to: isherbear40
Wed, 01-05-2005 - 1:44pm

Thankyou, I have both Out of Sync books and have been on the website many times in the last couple of weeks. I am almost certain that Andrea has this problem I just need to find the time to have her evaluated by an OT. I just found out last night from out dentist that she has tongue thrust and isn't swallowing correctly and will need extensive ortho work. So now I am looking for a speech pathalogist...ugh will this ever end!!!

I have contacted the school to see if they can be of any help the OT I spoke with suggested that since she has trouble holding her pencil and it's causing academic problems that perhaps the school can provide OT...worth a shot I guess.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2005
In reply to: isherbear40
Wed, 01-05-2005 - 1:50pm

My husband is with Andrea just as much as I am since I went back to work full time last year. Our marriage has been in trouble probably from the beginning it has just gotten worse since Andrea. I feel so bad that I want a divorce but am afraid of what that will do to Andrea. She hates change so much and that is about the most traumatic change she could go through besides death. So I stay in my unhappy home :(

I am grateful though to be getting help for her as I have been in therapy for many years and probably suffer from SID myself somewhat.