InMediasRes- thats awesome about your DH! it's so nice when you finally get validation.
nhoutdoormama- I wonder if you are near Vermont at all? (I am looking for resources in our area) Have you ever heard of www.kizplay.org
? (it's in Concord but they have a center in Londonberry as well) I am seriously considering taking DS there if I can't find a place or OT local experienced with SPD!! (it's a little over an hour and a half from us).
My DS has not been evaluated formally. We worked briefly with an OT before moving across country but that's it. I am wanting to get him formally diagnosed now but am just looking for the right place to do that.. How did you mamas get your child's SPD dx? (through your pedi, EI ,privately or the school system?) I am looking into a few OT's currently and weighing my options. I am just at a loss and have NO support whatsoever. Or so it feels!
We are homeschoolers. He just started DS at HS co-op class last month and it's not going well at all. He likes it alot but is having major issues with the teachers and the kids due to his lack patience, explosive temper and self control. He hits, tantrums, yells & throws things when upset and is just VERY overstimulated there which results in behavioral issues.
Hopefully it can be worked out but I am ready to pull him out until we get his behavioral issues resolved. I am afraid that will crush him though and give him a complex so I am not at all sure what the right decision is, just hoping we can get him adjusted but thus far it's been a sort of nightmare. I am starting to really see he needs help from someone experienced with SPD children.
From what I can tell (and from the SPD checklist) he is hyposensitive in ALL areas and a major tactile seeker. I tried a sensory diet of sorts but got out of that rhythm unfortunately. We need to get back into that ASAP. I find the weighted backpack to helped immensely among other things. I just have no idea how to integrate these types of things into his HS co-op class.
Feeling really alone in all of this. I get the eye rolling from family and just the general feeling that everyone thinks it's a discipline problem (it's SOOOO not, believe me I've tried EVERYTHING!).