I know it's been way long since our last series of posts, but things are going okay -- business as usual, which is usually good.
I was curious if anyone in this thread had experience with sensory issues. I was chatting with a friend and fellow mom (with several years of experience on me) who asked about several behaviors that sounded incredibly familiar -- sensitivity to stimulation, impulsive behavior, sometimes going into "outer space" when there's a lot of stimulation and having to be jarred back into reality. The kind of kid who could dig up a whole flower bed and then tell you that he really doesn't know why he did it. (Gratefully he hasn't done this -- her daughter had when she was old enough to know better.) It's that equation that looks like increasing stimulation (sound, noise, often too many friends at once) that results in the impulsive "I don't know why I did it" behavior.
Her daughter (now 18) actually has suffered from depression, and she attributes it to the fact that she never really knew how to cope with the things that made her different. My friend said her daughter experiences the world differently than most, and that makes it really hard for her to cope at times.
Anyhow, my friend actually suggested talking to an occupational therapist, which really surprised me. But in retrospect, I do wonder if there's some merit in there...
Just curious if anyone had these types of experiences (or maybe I start a new thread?). Comments, perspectives welcome.