Could this be SPD?
by Holly Attard
Just this morning had a meeting with my 4.5 year old son's teacher. She believes he may have some sensory issues, for example he likes to make noises during reading or leaning time, can't always sit still, likes to lay down amongst the other kids. If they are lining up to go to assembly he might start hoping around. Sometimes he can't keep his hands to himself. Sometimes I feel he gets nervous around others and might act out or baby talk or make noises. He does like to touch things then put his fingers in his mouth which drives me crazy. Teacher said he makes faces or does things with his tongue.
He's a great leaner, well conversed and is eager to read and write, already does well with math. Loves to draw, very social but can be shy, loves to do boy things but is also very affectionate. I've sort of notice some of these 'quirks' maybe 6-9 months ago? Not sure if this is SPD or a coping mechanism as we are 6 weeks into the school year. (We live in Australia) She also though he could just be a bit immature? When he is focused on a task he comes off totally 'normal'. Not sure if he needs more stimulation or challenges?
Any advice would be wonderful, thank you!