Happy Birthday Crash!
It's hard to believe it's been a year on this sensory exploration. A year ago we were sitting in the doctor's office. Crash was under the table screaming because the nurse asked him to take his shoes off. He wash so worked up that by the time the doctor finally came in, he was sound asleep on the floor. Luckily we had a doctor who was concerned by this, and willing to listen and find solutions. At this point, I couldn't leave Crash with anyone. He would melt down all the time. His tactile sensitivities were interfering with all aspects of his life. He was overly sensitive to sounds and craved movement and loved crashing into everything. Crash could not relate or play with other children and would imitate his brother all the time.
The pediatrician agreed with me, that there was something going on, and something NEEDED to be done. He explained that his wife was an occupational therapist and he talked about a variety of different avenues to pursue. He recommended finding a private occupational therapist specializing in sensory integration as well as contacting the local school district for a complete educational evaluation as well as obtaining a complete medical evaluation from a developmental pediatrician and developmental psychologist.
And so our journey began...
and one year later Crash has accomplished so much!