I have a question that has been bothering me a long time. DS just turned three and has Mixed-Receptive/Expressive language delay and lots of sensory issues. He wakes up (on his own) almost every time he sleeps--screaming and crying--similar to the way a very young toddler might cry (same sound pattern and flailing his arms and legs ---if that makes sense). He also looks out of it and does not respond to us talking to him. This could last a minute or five, just depends on the day.
Its not really hurting anyone, but it baffles me that its still happening. I guess it could be a sensory thing or that he has sleep issues. Since its hard to communicate with him--we can't ask him. He is VERY hard to get to bed at night. He usually falls asleep around midnight regardless of what we do during the day or when he woke up. We bed share (please don't judge as this has been the only way to get sleep in this house) and that gives him no reason to really be scared or anything. I just had a baby four months ago and somehow she sleeps through the craziness! I am not sure how long this will last though:)
Anyone else have something similar? I am thinking about bringing it up to his OT and ST this week. Thanks!