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My ds has possible SID-behavioralist and I both think so but hasn't had an official OT diagnosis. Anyway, some things-like touching-have always been a problem but a lot of the more concerning things cropped up between ages 2-3. (He turned 3 in March). Just wondering if it is typical that they get worse with time if untreated or if that is just our experience?
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Abi showed some things pretty much from birth, but it really started showing at 10-12 mos. old. Late starting solids, gagging, rubbing herself on furniture, severe stranger anxiety, never sleeping well, rough play, loud talking and singing. When she learned to walk, it was on her toes, and she still walks on her toes about 50% of the time at age 4.

At two, she showed delayed social development, pushing, body crashing, and all the other classic signs. At three I was getting concerned becuase she was not outgrowing things as I had hoped, they were getting worse. I sought help from a child psychologist, who referred me to an OT. She was dx with SID informally by two OTs who were evalulating my younger dd at the time. Formally dx by a special ed OT through the schools.

Now my youngest also showed it from the start but in different ways. She has severe reflux and it is related to SID. Poor eating, gagging, the whole thing. We got her feeding therapy starting at 6 mos old and OT starting at 10 mos old. It has made a huge, huge difference. She is overcoming many of the things that have come up. I have been able to nip them in the bud or lessen them at least.

I only wish I had been more aggressive about having Abi evaluated and treated earlier. Now they are set habits and it will be harder for her overcome them. She is slowly outgrowing SID but I feel like we lost so much time and it stressed all of us.

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I think Ds has shown some tendencies since birth. He has always been hyper sensitive. He would freak out if there was too much sunlight on him, or if the wind blew his hair. He has also always loved to hug really hard, and had a very high pain threshold (he never cried when he fell learning to walk, or when he ran into walls). I didn't notice alot of it, or start putting it together until he got bigger and the other problems developed. After he had the vax reaction and started being treated for PDD NOS the therapists started asking about these sensory issues and they gave him the lable SID.
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We started getting suspicious of Bran's SID tendencies around his 1st birthday, but in hindsite, he has had the same tendencies from birth.

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birth. zane was really hard as an infant, and sid was suggested early on.
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Our son had problems from birth as well. I think I was told that they can go through a time when it gets worse around 18-24 months, but I could just be misunderstanding what I was told.
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She has also learned what 'works' - eg if you dont like the look of an art activity, go to read a book. When adults realise that you can read, they will be so impressed that they will forget about wanting you to get your hands in the paint.
Smart girl, LOL.

My ds seems normal when I hear your stories and those on other SID threads. He hasn't had an official dianosis yet, but now I am wondering if he is just a bit fussy about things but doesn't have SID, you know? Anyone know how severe things have to be to classify as SID? He was high need like that, only fell asleep if I was walking him in the sling, needed to suck ALL THE TIME, etc. I hated that everyone always said he was such an easy baby-he looked easy because I scheduled my life around him. It was what I believed in and I was glad to do it, but I guess I always felt those comments negated all the work I did to keep him happy.
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Wow, Britishmum, your daughter and my son must have been twins separated at birth . . .. or, you know. He was exactly the same way as a baby and as a toddler. Same timeframe, too. Freaky.

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[QUOTE=mattjule]
My ds seems normal when I hear your stories and those on other SID threads. He hasn't had an official dianosis yet, but now I am wondering if he is just a bit fussy about things but doesn't have SID, you know? Anyone know how severe things have to be to classify as SID?
[QUOTE]

I am also wondering this, as my almost 4 year old is overly sensitive to some things as well. I have an appointment to have him evaluated for SID next month.

When I look back it seems as if he has been this way since birth. He only wanted to sleep on me, and wanted to nurse every two hours on the dot. He never slept well, and had problems when we started solids. He became FTT because of his eating habits and constipation and is still not on the chart for weight. He hates the brightness of the sun and tags on his clothes. He hates to get dirty and strips his clothes off if one little thing gets on it. He loves to play in water and would stay in the tub all day if I let him. He is prone to throw tantrums if one little thing is slightly off of what he is expecting. I'm sure there are more things, but I can't think of them. I'm hoping the evaluation gives us more info and hopefully a diagnosis.
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my kids are 3 and 10. my 3 yo was dx'ed last week. i noticed very obvious stuff when he was 2.5, but looking back, they were both "HN" babies, and that was probably really SID in disgiuse, begging for identification.

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my kids are 3 and 10. my 3 yo was dx'ed last week. i noticed very obvious stuff when he was 2.5, but looking back, they were both "HN" babies, and that was probably really SID in disgiuse, begging for identification.
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