Behaviour at school
(St. Catharines, Ontario)
Our son is 7, since he started junior kindergarten he has had issues at school. Over reacting, crying, fidgeting, hitting other children, easily frustrated. Hyper sensative to sound, smell, he is a picky eater, has a history of tactile defensiveness (tags, sock seams, sleeves bunching when putting coat on). This year in grade 2 the behaviours have gotten worse, swearing, still hitting kids, meltdowns that last approx 50 min (hitting staff, kicking walls, knocking chairs over) These meltdowns only occur at school.
At home he is quiet, reasonable, calm, will get agitated with smells(refuses to open the garbage) clothes bother him and he will rip them off like they are on fire but nothing like the behaviours at school. They have been doing sensory breaks throughout the day which did seem to help. However, now he is loosing control again 2-3 times a week I go to the school to get him due to his loss of control. He participates well in Karate and did skating without any problems. He seems to struggle more if we are not present. Would our presence have any impact on his arousal level?