My name is Lynne and I have a 3.5 yo ds. He was absolutely the best baby until he started walking and he's been a terror ever since. My biggest problem with him is that he has a complete meltdown whenever we have to leave someplace. Makes me tend to stay at home because it is so hard. I end up having to carry him out and he is a chunk. He is usually kicking and screaming all the way out and its made more difficult by now having my other ds who is 1. He will also run away and make me chase him whenever it is time to leave someplace. For a couple of years now we have had real problems with his biting. It has been better lately, but it still crops up every now and then. If he's not biting, he tends to be chewing something...his fingers, pencils, toys, shirt collar. He has always seemed clumsy...falls down a lot. My babysitter picked up on this after he started walking. Thought maybe he had a problem w/ his feet. Dr. checked it out and no problem there. He absolutely loves to swing. His favorite thing to do. He also would play "dizzy" when he was younger where he would spin around. He has great hearing. He hears airplanes and can point them out in the sky before anyone else. Seems like there are more things, but I can't think of them right now.
A lot of my struggles with him also revolve around the fact that his speech development has seemed a lot slower than other children his age, although my Dr. assures me that it is normal.
He has been going to a Montessori preschool since May two mornings a week. That will increase to 3 mornings a week next week. His teacher told me a couple of weeks ago that she had put in a request to have him evaluated. She thought there was something wrong, but couldn't say what it was. She has worked with 3 year olds for 17 years and couldn't articulate what she felt the problem was. Since then, I have talked with her some more and she said she is really struggling with this. One minute, she thinks there is nothing wrong and then later, she'll feel that something is. I feel the same way. THere are just some days or weeks that are bad, and then everything will go smooth sailing for awhile. She said at first she thought he was mildly autistic, but she doesn't think that's it. Also, the school had an evening of drama and dance a week ago and my child was the only one who required a teacher standing next to him, holding his hand so he wouldn't run off.
He is a wonderful child. Gets along well with everyone. Hasn't met a person who he doesn't think likes him. He is very compassionate and will always try to make others feel better. And, he's a blinger. Doesn't mind, etc.
Anyway, I've struggled with worrying about this for at least a year now. Am glad we are going to get some testing done in the next month, but just wanted to see what other people with experience with SID might think. Its been kind of hard because dh and other family members just think he is an extremely high energy child.
Thanks and sorry this is so long.