How do you know if it's SID or not?
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|Tue, 04-29-2008 - 1:18pm|
Hi, new here and I've been suspecting something is up with my just turned 3 year old for awhile. I wondered if perhaps he had some autistic tendencies, but now wonder about SID. He will be going for an evaluation soon, but I'm so unsure about if this could be it.
he is very social, very verbal and on target with motor skills - fine and gross motor skills. he's not a risk taker, it's the opposite. He is SOOOOOO fearful. Afraid of the vacuum, loud abrupt noises, meeting new people, etc. Getting haircuts and doctor's appts are a complete nightmare as he's terrified and screaming and kicking and trying to escape. And he won't TRY foods. He has decided he doesn't like it based on looking at it alone.
When I do reading on SID they allude to lack of attention and tie ins with Autism and orphanage neglect, but this little boy has been one of the most in arms kids you can imagine, so it's not from lack of human contact!
I don't even know how they will do an evaluation because he's so out of sorts in new enviroments - especially if they are doctors office style. He does GREAT with other kids and iwth church and stuff like that, so I don't worry so uch about his being overwhelmed about being around people, but something is just "off"... but how can I knwo if SID is it?