My DS (3) has some sensory processing stuff, mostly minor, but the big thing right now it that he Will Not Wear Clothes. He fights it tooth and nail. Definitely no shoes but even diaper, shirts and pants are scream inducing. I can't tell how much of this is behavioral and how much is genuine sensory discomfort. His language is way behind and his comprehension is that of about a 1 - 1.5 year old so I can't reason with him or explain in a way he will really get. yet he has the strength and emotional range of a 3 year old so we get good old fashioned tantrums when he is thwarted.
If he wants to go out, he knows he has to put on clothes and he will cooperate. But if he doesn't want to go out, I basically have to hold him down screaming and shove the clothes on him. I very, very rarely do this and only when I really need to get out but it is starting to drive me insane. Right now I need to go to the grocery store but I just had a small battle with him to put on pants and a diaper. I am trying not to make this a big battle of the wills. I have tried everything i can think of to make it fun, rewards, games, me dancing around as excited as can be. I have brought my clothes to the hall to get dressed there with him. I have tried "leaving" without him and when I come back he giggles at me and wants to play the "I get left alone" again game.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I am starting to really lose it and I know these kinds of battles just get worse when I am pissy and don't have the energy to make it "fun".