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#1 of 4 Old 11-01-2012, 09:37 AM - Thread Starter
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My DS is in kindergarten and very sensitive to sound in PE and Music class. I was brainstorming with the teacher about how to deal with it. She suggested earplugs but I am hesitant because my son poked a hole in his eardrum last year and we had to use earplugs to bathe him. He hated them and couldn't wait to get them out of his ear. I was thinking about headphones but the school was worried that headphones would make him stand out too much and he might get teased. I was wondering how others have helped their children with this issue.



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Hi. My oldest son has SPD and is particularly sensitive to noise. It is a bit trickyto find a balance. I can totally get why your son would hate the feeling of ear plugs, mine does too, but he hates noise more, ykwim? So if the noise is too much for him, he would choose the ear plugs over the noise. In movir theatres he wears headphones because he prefers them

We have also tried to increase his tolerance a bit gradually so he is better able to cope without devices. I think you could talk to him and see what he prefers, ear plugs or noise.

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Does he have an IEP?  I know kids with SPD who sit out music class and do an alternate PE with an IEP.

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Originally Posted by pattimomma View Post

I was thinking about headphones but the school was worried that headphones would make him stand out too much and he might get teased.

My DD wears headphone part of the time she is at school and it works out fine for her. She also hates ear buds, and she is also extremely sensitive to sounds.


I agree about accommodations on his IEP . When my DD was in public school, she did PE as an independent study (I documented a set about of activity for her each week to keep the state happy) and she spent that time slot in the special education room, which was a much happier place for her. PE is required by state law, so she had to have it, but the school was fine with her riding her bike or going for a swim or whatever rather than going to regular PE, which was a nightmare for her.

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