How do you know if it's SID or not?

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Registered: 12-01-2005
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?

Melissa

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Tue, 04-29-2008 - 3:11pm
Are they going to do an inhome evaluation? It sounds like he may have some auditory issues and definatly some food issues maybe textures or even smells. As for the not like places he doesn't know that's usually change of routine. I agree there may be some SID issues 'm not so sure autism but definatly if anything SID. The evaluation they mostly observe the child and will most likely have you fill out a sensory profile which is a questionaire. Please keep us updated on what happens and welcome to the board :)
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Registered: 12-01-2005
Wed, 04-30-2008 - 8:14am

The food issue is a tough call. He won't TRY food or touch it, so I can't say "he doesn't like how it feels". Much stuff doesn't even have a smell - so hard to say that either. He looks at it and decides. The foods he has tried, 99% of the time he loves it.. it's just TRYING it that's the issue.

He is sensitive to noise - surely. Even the computer starting up last night (it's new) was a discussion about that sound for about 5 minutes. He's beginning to self-talk about the noise, so I can hear how he deals with it. Like our older son grunted while coming down the stairs a few days back and he got a little startled and then he was talking to himself, "It's OK. It's just Adrian making that sound. It was a little scary, but it's just Adrian." In those words - it was like a week before he 3rd bday.

Besides SID are there other things I should be looking at?

Melissa

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Wed, 04-30-2008 - 8:23am
When they do the evaluation they will see if there is anything else. I was scared to death when my now 6 yo was about to b evaluated she hummed and spun things, but she only has spd. I would try not to worry to much, as for the noises I would definatly look p auditory issues. I have two with auditory issues which is an over sensitivity to sounds. So what sounds like a normal level for most people would sound extremly loud and irritating for someone with it, does that make sense. There are a few ladies here who deal with food issues that can be a lot more helpful than me. My oldest is a very picky eater and we have always just dealt with it I know that sounds horrible. I will see if I can find some good info on auditory for u in a bit K.
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