Thursday, July 19, 2012

Waiting for the occupational test results and sensory issues

So my daughter has had cognitive and occupational testing done.  We have the results from the Cognitive  tests stating that she has supirior intelligence for her age. I am awaiting the results of the occupational testing any day.  I mean I literally check the mailbox often  and I want to cry when the results are not there.  They could tell me before we left that she HAD oral sensory problems but wanted to score the tests before telling me the others.

Before I left the therapist gave me some suggestions on how to help her self soothe or to help some of the issues we are facing.  I started implementing them slowly to see which would work and which made no difference.  I have to say at first I was so excited to see a difference in my child's behavior.  If we were going to do something I knew would cause her melt down or act out. I used a sensory game or toys. The behavior difference was to the point that My parents and I would would exchange quick glances trying to make sure the others saw this and we were not going crazy.   As she found an ability to soothe herself she  from these therapies she seemed to become more aggressive and volatile when she did. It has been harder to soothe her with the old ways we used to cope with. As if she has seen that there is a better way to live and she is now fighting to get there.

Has anyone else experiences this with their child? If they have sensory issues or SPD  was it like this in the beginning?  I just really need someone to tell me," You are not alone and this will get better."

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