Constant noises in classroom

by Stephanie
(Louisiana)

My seven year old son is constantly making noises in the classroom, especially during independent work and tests. Any suggestions on how to stop this or at least curb it? It's disruptive and bothers his classmates and teacher. He does not have turrets syndrome.

Thanks,
Stephanie

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Feb 13, 2011
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Mine too!!
by: Anonymous

Sounds just like my 6 yo who is in Kindergarten. He has an IEP and we have tried a few rounds of The Listening Program but he still is very vocal. He also enjoys rolling on the floor to gain input. He gets OT in school twice a week and private bi-weekly. Always searching for something to help him. I am currently making a weighted lap pad for him to take to school.

Oct 03, 2010
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noises
by: elizabeth

My son is 8. His kindergarten year was tough to adjust to but we figured it out with the help of his teachers and his OT lady. My son often makes noises and sounds while he is thinking or trying to concentrate on his work. He is seeking stimulation. We tried a stress ball-- he would squeeze it while working it helped us quite a bit. My son is allowed to stand while doing his work. He also uses a turtle shell chair topper too so he can rock while working (i need one at home) :)

Ask his teacher or special day room for suggestions. I bet they have a squishy ball he can keep to divert his attention a little.

Sep 29, 2010
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same problem
by: Anonymous

My son just started kindergarten and is having the same problem. I began to think he had turrets because he makes weird noises and shots out weird words and phrases as well as jumping up out of his seat. I am here looking for answers as well because his conduct grade is terrible. I read this behavior is part of SPD. I would like suggestions as well.

Sep 27, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Maybe he could work in a resource room at that time so he isn't interrupting anyone. Sometimes sensory kids need to make noises or fidget in order to concentrate on what they are doing. Just a suggestion. Good luck

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