Long Term Diagnosis of SPD
Once a child has been diagnosed with SPD will they always struggle with this problem? Although my son has been declassified he struggles with organization. He is now 13 years old and in the 8th grade. He was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Dysfunction when he was 4 years old by a Neurologist and a Geneticist.
I want the school to accommodate his needs and hand him his homework and classroom notes in writing. I think he is not able to get himself organized to keep up. Is this a reasonable request? Are there any other requests I could ask the school to do that could help him?
He doesn't seem to have problems with learning the work, in fact he seems to be above average in math (except Geometry). I think he is feeling stress and is getting depressed. I need to help him, and I need to know how. Thank you for any help or insight you can offer.
My son was classified and placed in special needs classrooms from age 4 thru 10. He displayed many of the typical symptoms from sensitivity to food, clothing, noise as well as low upper body strength. He also couldn't feel his feet and often fell and had difficulty with stairs. He had low sensitivity around the mouth which affected any type of blowing, such as being able to whistle.
He had many years of weekly, one-to-one physical and occupational therapy. When he was young he responded to the weighted vest and the brushing technique.
He has outgrown many of his symptoms, and was declassified in 5th grade. However, his problems with distraction and organization are currently jeopardizing his ability to stay current in his studies. He is failing three subjects, primarily because he does not do the homework. For instance, in pre-Algebra he his grade is an 80, but the delinquent homework is giving him an F. He is not a discipline problem and has many friends.