Not understanding Sensory Processing Disorder
(Niagara Falls, ontario)
My son is 16 and in grade 11, when he was in grade 9, 14yrs old the resource teacher in his school called me in for a meeting. When I arrived she told me she had sat at the back of his class without him knowing and watched him throughout his class. She believes he had a sensory processing disorder. She said he can't sit still and always figgity and always touching stuff. I had never heard of this before but when my husband and I look back we remembered he's always up and down doesn't sit still and when he watches tv he always has to have some in his hands.
We've also always had problems with him in school but some of his teachers just called him lazy! He has a difficult time working in full class setting. He's been tested twice for ADHD and both time were negative. We've also tried different textures on his pencil(helped a little) music while he does work(seems to help) and therapy putty seems to help but he's still struggling in school. Any suggestions??