Is it worth taking my 3 year old to be diagnosed
I have 4 beautiful children and they all have little quirky things that make them who they are - love their personalities however my 3 year old boy is showing signs of having some sort of sensory processing issue. I also have a 2 year old boy who doesn’t show any of these signs so the difference is quite noticeable which is what’s making me wonder.
It could certainly be nothing at all but I’m wondering if anyone else’s child has shown these signs, what could it be and what we do from here.
Things that make me think there’s something there:
1.He absolutely hates having his haircut - cry’s and begs for it to stop (claims he has a sore belly)
2. On some occasion (not always) he covers his ears in the shopping centre and says it’s to noisy.
3. If he hears a mower in the distance - like a neighbour mowing he covers his ears and says too noisy.
4. Very fussy with food and says he has a sore belly when dinner time is near.
5. Won’t wear long sleeved shirts - says it makes the mozzies get him and makes him itchy.
6. Won’t not wear a shirt - says he’s getting itchy (same with pants)
7. When he eats he rubs his food all over his face - when I asked him why he does it he said it makes him feel better
8. Wouldn’t walk on certain grounds until a few weeks ago - sand, grass & gravel driveway. Have him walking on them now with little trouble but still complains (sand feels spiky)
9. Won’t use a blanket at night time, says it’s making him have a sore belly - we wait for him to fall asleep and put his blanket on now
10. If he can see the sun he complains the sun is getting him.
That’s all I can think of now but are these signs of something more than typical 3 year old quirks or something we should have diagnosed - I’m so lost. Even if we did go and get a diagnosis - what happens from there.