My SPD 10 year old son is withdrawing and being bullied
by Sharon Hood
Please can someone help me. My son was diagnosed at 4 with SPD. He has been to therapy, had brushing and ot and even play therapy, all of which seemed to be successful. He is in a normal very good school.
He had very good friends who were with him from grade 000 to grade 2 after which they were separated. Last year he still did okay socially even though he was not with them in class, but he is really struggling this year.
He has labeled himself and decided that there is something wrong with him. He is being bullied and is withdrawing, preferring to stay at home all the time. Even when friends greet him at school, he does not want to greet back as he does not want to be noticed. He does however want a disco birthday party?
His school work is very untidy but he is very bright. He struggles to sleep at night, often lying awake until the early hours worrying about school.
I am very concerned as his self esteem is very low, he is very lonely and is very open about saying so. What can I do for this troubled little soul?