This post is meant to explain a little bit about my Logan. He’s my youngest kid-born a full six minutes after his twin sister. Somehow, it’s as if she was born right on time, but he was months premature (in fact both were born at 35 weeks). From day 1, he was a challenge. Like his big brother he was colicky, never slept, and required us to hold him or wear him (in a baby carrier) all of the time.
That’s when we called Early Intervention. The fabulous EI team came and evaluated LoLo and discovered that he was off the charts verbally and cognitively, but his sensory profile (his adaptive skills) were the root of the problems.
Logan is sensory seeking. He craves sensation (he hugs harder, loud volume music, crunchy foods (the frozen fruit), fast paced cartoons.) He seeks them out.
This is a big part of our life right now. I’ll post more about Logan’s Occupational Therapy. What we have done with his diet, his activities, our lives to try to make it easier for him. Many kids with SPD get lumped into the ADHD category, so I’ll write about that, too. I’ll write about the challenges (pulling a chunk of his sister’s hair out), and the occasional wins (like making it though Library story hour yesterday!!!)