hi there,we have a beautiful 8year old ds girl,who has chronic obstructive sleep aponia,she uses bi-pac at nite,but for the past 9mnths her behavior has been getting worse,and the past mnth we have been getting letters home from her school that she has been very bad,the other day she took the books of the shelve in a angry fit and threw them accross the room,then at the park she tried to pull one of her peers of the shute,she has been doing this quite alot latley at school and at home,i have treid to get her tested for autisim as she has certain traites eg,plays with pennies and puts them in a line over and over again,the same with playdough,she plays with her bro for a bit but prefers her own company or adult,when bad and i time her out she retaliates by hitting me or her bro,i feel im letting her down as her mum as i dont know whats going on with her and our doctors aint much help,i wish i could read her mind,she uses makaton,please any suggestions much appreciated as our little girl very confused and angry and cant tell us why
Hi dramaqueen920 !
I can understand your confusion and apprehension. As children with Down's Syndrome grow, they become aware of their psychological, social, mental limitations. They face ridicule, abuse, taunts in school. This can naturally initiate an anger, frustration in them. Also sleep apnea is a common problem in these children, and its quite possible that your daughter is not getting enough sleep in the right combination of deep sleep/and lee deep one. This can also make her irritable.
I suggest you consult the school counselor and try and find out exactly what is happening in school. Also get a complete psychoanalysis and her IQ level tested to see if she can really cope up with her peers, needs special attention in normal school or needs to go to specialized schools. Hope this gives you some insight as to what needs to be done. Take care!
hi there we have had more developments.morgan has taken to eating pencils,glue and papper towels,when i look back she has always been funny with ceratin things like wanting to eat wipes rips the lace off her socks and certain toys she freaks out at the touch and also dosent feel food round her mouth,her behavoir specialist and the downs society are convinved she has sensory processing disorder,which explains alot to us,we are sing at ot and hopefully soon we will find out i know this will not be a quick fix but at least we will know what is wrong thanks again
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