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Old 09-20-2006, 08:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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To those of you who have fostered or adopted young children who experienced neglect in early life, do any of you have experience with the child being in a constant hyperalert and hypervigilant state? Can you share about the healing process?

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We are in that boat, but our daughter is still new to us.

I can't really tell you how we are dealing with it. My daughter has been diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder, but I supsect it is more hypervigilance. I guess I would say to be prepared for other people to lecture you that is wasn't the neglect that caused the problem.

We are starting SID therapy, but time and love is what we are hoping works.
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Old 09-21-2006, 04:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I guess I would say to be prepared for other people to lecture you that is wasn't the neglect that caused the problem.
Thanks. We're hearing that kind of sentiment even from the SW (actually, that she is just a very bright and alert baby...which she is as well), but my mama instinct is telling me that her history is causing life to be harder for her than it has to be.

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Right there with you.

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