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Child with CP who screams

My son with CP is 6 years old.  He doesn't speak words, he is in a wheelchair.  But he can be very lively physically and can laugh often.

But there are times when he suddenly gets into uncontrollable screaming fits, when we can't reason with him.  This is especially difficult if we are out in public, for example when it happens if we are at his sister's or brother's basketball or hockey games.  He could be doing just great, then in an instant we are scrambling to deal with a screaming fit, and we can't get him to understand.  We never know which kid will show up.  We are exasperated.

Does anyone have any advice for how we need to address this to bring his screaming under control?

Thank you very much for your help.

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Hi!
I am sorry to hear about your son. Speech disorders are common in children with cerebral palsy, and along with being restricted in wheel chair can cause lot of frustrations in him. Especially when you go out, the child becomes more aware of his handicap. This could be one reason for his screaming. Other than this it can be mental irritability, trying to speak, or a co-existing psychological disorder.
You must consult his treating doctor and also get a psychological evaluation done. He may need some psychotherapy to overcome his screaming problem.
Take care!
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Thank you very much for your perspective.  Especially, I don't think I have given enough thought to the fact that he is becoming more and more aware of his disability vs. others.

Have a good day.
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