Sensory Wiring

This morning I opened my eyes to a shaggy-headed 18-year-old leaning over me, “Mom will you button my shirt for me?”  
 
Wha?  It’s 6:30am. I was hoping for a few more minutes of shut-eye (having already awakened earlier to blast him up for school.)
 
I quickly button the front of his shirt realizing for the millionth time how difficult fine motor skill functions still are for him.  He can do it, but it takes him a very long time.  
 
A few minutes later, I nod off only to be reawakened again with, “Mom, can you put my hair in a ponytail for me?”    
 
With my eyes still closed, I raise my arms straight up in the air groaning, Yes, and let’s get you a hair cut today.  He laughed.  At least his sense of humor has finally come on line.
 
If your child has sensory issues, get Occupational Therapy because it helps untangle the persistent sensory wiring problems from early childhood abuses.  If I hadn’t, I can only imagine all the other things my son would not be able to do successfully as an adult.
Love Matters,
Ce Eshelman, LMFT
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