I hear alot about children who are overly sensitive to noise, texture etc...but I haven't seen any posts regarding children that are undersensitive, and very loud, my 6 yr is very loud, claps, yells, performs, loud, outside the realm of normal. Has alot of trouble modulating sound. He is a mimick, often driven to copy the actions of others, or repeat them. He is extremely sensitive to any conversation or activity that is emotionally charged, like really excited, or really funny, or if someone is hurt, or arguing, he freaks,( screams, hits, yells) I usually just pull him aside, and try to talk to him to bring him down, this takes often physical force to move him out of the focus. Heis clearly out of control at this point and needs some help. He does things like will play out all of the actions of someone falling and getting hurt (this is becoming less and less as he gets older....or his expressive language improves) but still at times has to just act it out. When his Grandmother died, he needed to go through the motions of everything she did the last time he saw her. Even lay in her bed and pretend to be dead. We respected his need to do this, but I struggle to understand where it is coming from and what it is a sign of. The only thing I can really think of is that he has a deep need to feel things out physically, coupled with an expressive language delay. He does not always speak in full sentences, and describes things in a play it out, act it out sort of way. He is in the midst of testing right now through a public school. He is at a place where he should move on to the next Montessori 6-9 classroom, but he is not really there yet and I am struggling with what to do next. He is falls through the cracks a bit because the delays are not so severe, but enough for the school to question whether this is the right fit for the program. I am so frustrated, and worried, and not sure what to do next. He and I go to school every day together, I am the assistant in his Montessori classroom. I just did the training in NY this summer. I could use any advice or support from anyone with simialiar....Thanks. I enjoy reading through many posts and have found some very helpful information and links. So glad to see so many loving and caring families joining together to support one another.