My 17 month old SID daughter
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|Thu, 08-28-2008 - 10:55pm|
I have a little girl, 17 months old, and she has been diagnosed with SID since she was 14/15 months old. She first went to Speech for a swallowing disorder and she found that she had SID. She told me to see a OT that was there, when we did she couldn't believe she had SID the way she did. She did tell us that she was really glad we found it at her age. NOW...I am having problems with trying to get others to understand her and things she does and doesn't like. I keep getting told "She is a big girl, treat her like one." or "You just have to subject her to things she doesn't like, you aren't making it any better with giving in." Plus, people rolling their eyes when I say she is in OT and Speech. Plus...I am now just getting her into a developmental neurologist. No one, up til now, has told me that I should take her to one. You would think with having an autistic son, I would know these things, but I am at a loss. She isn't autistic...so I just don't know.
My dd gags when she gets anything sticky/goopy on her hands...lotion, ketchup, play-doh, shaving cream, things like that. She gets it on her hands and looks at it for a minute and then starts trying to wipe it off. When she can't get it all off and/or she thinks she still feels it she will start to gag and we have to wipe it completely off. BUT when she is in the bath, she will help wash her body and the soap doesn't bother her. I have even tried giving her lotion in the bath and she is fine with that as well....as long as she is wet. Does anyone have any idea what that could be? Also, she won't sit down in the bath...she always has to stand up.
She has other sensory problems...loud noises ( toilets flushing, vaccum cleaner, dishwasher starting, cars starting, glass breaking, disposal), bright lights, ANYTHING on her feet, anything covering her up (she doesn't like blankets, and I can't get her to sleep with one), severe seperation anxiety from mom and dad, lifting her head up (we think this has to do with equalliberium actually. She had tubes in at 10 months), water on her face, things on her hands ( like above...but there are other things...like popping bubbles), buzzing and wiggly things (like the little jumping toy, and vibrating toys).