At home-my 7 yo has great impulse control. Good focus, quite mature, reliable, good with transitions, sleeps well.
At school-my 7yo has such poor impulse control that it affects his academic work. (that is what the teachers said in an email i received today)
Background, he has auditory processing disorder. His ears hear, but his brain doesnt. He will say he desnt understand something (for eg, he told me he didnt understand what he had to do for homework) But, he is just not hearing all the words. I cant imagine how tiring and difficult it must be to wade through jumbled sounds all day long in school, and trying to make sense of it all.
He got a diagnosis of adhd (which i dont think is accurate, but if it gets him OT services, so be it) I dont consider him to have attention deficit (he focuses well in the home setting at least), i dont consider him hyperactive (he is quite calm at home, but i make sure he gets exercise, and always have) However, at school, he exhibits poor impulse control apparently.
How do i make it stop? Is there a homeopathic remedy that could help him short of actually curing his auditory processing issues? (this can only be done out of pocket and is very expensive, beyond my means) I am certain that if he could hear competently, his impulse control issues would vanish, because i believe it is a stress signal.
In the meantime, im building up to the GAPS diet, in the hopes that gut dysbiosis may be behind his auditory processing. (not to mention short stature)Once that is healed, will it go away? I hear alot about GAPS in connection to autism, and adhd, but not so much in connection to auditory processing.
Ive taken him off gluten, but have not seen huge improvements (saw night and day improvements in his younger now 5yo brother)
I am slowly replacing cows milk casein with goats milk products, and increasing his protein for breakfast (2 fried eggs-runny yokes), but still feeding him starches (gluten free porridges), with plenty of fermented fats), plus 1000mg of fish oil.
In the meantime, im off to google the homoepathic remedy route for impulse control....
Can anyone give advice here? Sigh... Thanks in advance.