Hello all, I’m new to this forum and I would really value some advice from other parents.
The main problem at the moment is that my Daughter ( who is 7) is getting increasingly very frustrated when she is having to explain things in general conversation or when answering questions that require conversation on her behalf. It is clear that she is struggling to find the words a lot of the time, and she finds it very hard to comprehend (even though spoken in basic terms) She walks off frustrated that she didn't understand you or couldn't explain something and then wont let you continue to talk with her.
Her frustration seems to be getting worse as she gets older.
She has always been extremely sensitive to clothing - every single piece - hence wanting to wear the same 2 sets of clothes every day and getting dressed for school is always difficult for her.
Every day she complains that everyone around her annoys her at school. She has never made a connection with a friend for a long period of time because they usually end up annoying her! (things that most kids would just brush off)
She has never liked any of the teachers she has had with the exception of Pre School and her current teacher so far.
The teachers have noticed that she displays some anxiety at times in class. She does talk often about not wanting to go to school. Some days it is clear where she wont want to leave me, however she is never anxious when we are out on family outings etc.
She is always bored at home even though we come up with many suggestions for her they never seem to please her. She has never been into hobbies. She does enjoy bike rides and walks to the park.
She is involved with dance, swimming and gymnastics after school.
Her hearing is good, her eyesight is good, her recent blood work was perfect, She reads and writes well, though her grades are average.
We spend a lot of time with her, she gets one on one time with both Mum and Dad and have many opportunities to talk and open up to us, yet she doesn’t even seem to know why she feels this way and make up small reasons for the behaviour.
We have tried a lot of different things, but nothing seems to be helping her. I will be making a doctor’s appointment regarding these issues, but I would really appreciate any advice if anyone else has experienced similar things or has any ideas. I feel this is not something she is going to grow out of regardless of what we do at this point.
Thank you in advance