Muffin has a quirk.
He often repeats his questions. For example if he asks, "Can I take the toy upstairs?"
I say, "Yes."
He says, "Can I take the toy upstairs?"
I say, "Yes."
and so on and so forth.
His preschool teacher has noticed, we have noticed. The only way to get him to move on is to repeat his question back to him, "Yes, you may take the toy upstairs."
His occupational therapist said today it's an auditory processing issue. He can't process my "Yes" answer and needs to hear me repeat it back to him.
I'm always amazed when I discover these little things about Muffin and all the facets of SPD.
And while I'm on the topic of quirks, can someone please tell me how to get this kid to walk, instead of RUN everywhere? Please?
Also this week I had Muffin's parent/teacher conference. Overall he is doing well but I was disheartened to hear that the teacher was surprised to learn he is one of the oldest students in the class but he appears to be one of the youngest. I know that's true. I know he is just a few months away from turning 4 and I still feel like I have a 2 year old. He wears me out, but I still feel sad to hear someone else say it. For the past 2 years I've been asking for help and everyone kept telling me that he is so smart and just needs better discipline. Now, I'm finally hearing what I've known all along, and it sucks.
Making progress slowly...I'm exhausted.