My son's symptoms- Would love input.
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|Thu, 11-04-2004 - 12:58am|
Here are some of his symptoms- these may or may not be related to SPD. I still have much to learn.
Sensitivity to light- gets very difficult to handle in any place with flourescent lighting
Sensitivity to sound- takes a good 10 min to calm him down after a fire-alarm goes off. can't bring him upstairs in church cuz "Pastor screams". Yet he seems to feel the need to be excessively loud himself.
Tactile response is mixed- washes his hands at least twice during a meal when eating anything that does not require utensils, but will leave lolipop stickiness alone.
Other symptoms that I'm not sure if or where they fit in SPD-
Literally throws himself into doors/people/furniture/floors/etc.
Teeth grinding at night
Doesn't like having his hair brushed and is just now starting to be ok with tooth-brushing.
Sometimes he craves being picked up and held near the ceiling. Other times he'll scream if you pick him up an inch off tyhe floor. (Maybe higher is better?)
Throws tantrums that will rival any two-yr-old. (1-2-3 Magic never worked on this child and corporal punishment would only makes it worse)
He has also started to have panic attacks when brought to a new situation. (I know they are panic attacks as I often have them myself)
He has also been known to hide food under his bed. And no- I have never said, "No, Stenson. You can't eat." Though with his food stash you'd swear I was starving him.
(WARNING- THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS MAY MAKE YOU GAG- OR WORSE)
Holds bowels until he either loses control or has a movement that is painful. If he loses control of his bowels he will not tell (even tho he knows we won't get mad if he tells us) and then will sit there playing or whatever until my boyfriend or I notice that he has messed himself. (We both have lessened sense of smell, so it sometimes takes a while.) Sorry so gross.
Refuses washing (even after the above has happened). He won't wash himself or let anyone wash him without a fight.
I know there's more- but I can't think of them right now. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.