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I have reading a bit here and it seems like that may be what he has. Let me tell you a bit about him.<br>
Fist he had a extremly traumatic birth. I pushed for 4 hours then he was vaccumed out, deep suctioning. He started all the time as a baby until about 6 months old. He had trouble with foods. Ate baby food until almost 18months. Wouldn't feed himself until close to 18months as well. He didn't crawl until 12 months, walked at 15months. Cried ALOT!!! LOL At about 10 months old he started banging his head when he had tantrums. This continued until he was about three. He is just starting to potty train at 4 years old. Screamed in his carseat for about a year. He was an amazing sleeper though, slept through the night at 12 weeks. He can't seem to sit still for too long. Doesn't like circle time or even being read a story most of the time. He used to hate the grass but doesn't seem to bother him now, but he does get upset if he gets sand or stones in his shoes. He eating habits are awful. Their is not 1 vegitable he will eat and the only fruit he will eat is apples and strawberries. I can sneak stuff into a smoothie though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I'm not reall sure how to find out what he has. My doctor has always brushed this off and said its normal. But its hard for him and for us and I fear it will be even harder when he starts school. An yadise would be greatly appreciated.<br>
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Ut does sound like SID is a possibility. If you're in the states, and he is between 3 and K age, you can call your local school district and ask how to have him evaluated for services. You coudl also go to a private OT, but that could be pricey.
 

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I dunno. My DD has SID and I really don't know if you posted enough info to make me feel that this is the case with your son. Many kids have sensory sensitivities, hate tags in shirts, grass, etc. and it's just a sensitivity, not SID.<br><br>
There's nothing you posted that jumped out at me - he used to hate grass but he doesn't now. He doesn't like sand or stones in his shoes but most kids don't. Head banging is very normal and late potty training too.<br><br>
Does he seem to be sensory seeking or sensory defensive? Does he crave a lot of bodily stimulation - crashing into people, walls, etc? Does he cringe if he is touched? Does he have difficulty in transitioning - i.e., does he tantrum if going from one activity to the next? Does he seem to like very loud, stimulating environments ("like" in the sense of "need" and "crave") or does he recoil if there are bright lights, constant sound?<br><br>
About his eating: many preschoolers won't eat veggies, that can be normal. The only thing that really stood out to me as sensory is his not eating anything with texture until 18 months - that is a bit unusual. But does he gag on textured food now?<br><br>
Sorry for all the questions, just trying to probe deeper to help you more effectively. Answer when you can! And if you really feel there is something not quite right, you keep digging...mommies are rarely wrong!<br><br>
Forgot to ask: how is his speech? That's not necessarily a determinant but it can be. Also, how are his gross and fine motor skills? Does he seem to be on target or does he seem delayed?
 

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Thanks Lovebeads: He does not gag on textures now, but then again he refuses to try anything so I don't know how he would be with a new food. He does seem to crave alot of bodily stimiulation, he is always crashing into people, doesn't know when to stop. Always being physical with people.<br>
Transitioning used to be a problem but now he seems fine. I would say his speech is OK, not great but not bad. The hard thing is we have a 2.5 year old who is very advanced and becuase Ryan is a little bit slower in doing things they seem to be at the same level. My 2.5 year old is potty trained already and speaks very well. I know I shouldn't compare them but is hard not to.<br>
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