For those who don't know me, I'm a mom of 2 boys ages 5 & 4. My oldest has some developmental issues. My younger son has never been diagnosed w/ any problems, but I do still have some concerns. I'm always watchful of my younger son after experiencing certain developmental problems w/ my 5 yr old.
Here's the problem: My 4 yr old is always tripping over his feet, falling out of his chair and banging into things. It's almost like a balance problem where he'll be standing one minute, then suddenly he'll collapse for no apparent reason. We brought him for a PT eval, but the PT didn't voice any major concerns. She said my son has slightly low muscle tone (like my older son) but nothing to worry about. She gave us practice exercises to work on at home w/ him. He, unlike my older son, did not qualify for PT.
My younger son has no academic problems, and he's doing great in school. We noticed he has some fine motor issues and possibly even some sensory issues, since he's always touching EVERYTHING! He's also very active and sometimes needs to be redirected to stay on task (similar to his brother). Other than that, he's a normal 4 yr old boy.
We set up an appt for an OT eval as well, but we haven't gone yet. I may be over-reacting, but w/ all the concerns w/ my older son, I didn't want to ignore this.
My next thought is to maybe bring my 4 yr old to an ENT to have his ears ck'd. Who knows? This cld maybe a an equalibrium problem.
So that's where I'm at now w/ this. Does anybody have any other suggestions or input that might be helpful. It's possible that this is nothing, but like I mentioned before, I don't want to ignore this if it is something of concern.