Going Into College Life
by Mary O'Malley
My son has had various dx's but has maintained long standing sensory processing disorders - they seem to fade and then during times of stress reappear. He is now very sensitive to music especially screamo and the always hard to handle r&b. He also has problems with anxiety and this has really affected his socialization. He will be 18 in May.
He goes to a private Catholic all boys school, has a laptop and has basically survived by the skin of his teeth in math and science classes. He is capable of A work if he likes the teacher and/or subject. Math is very difficult because of visual motor deficits.
He has been accepted provisionally to a very small Catholic college with a very strong Student with Disability program. He will dorm - he is across town and can come home at any time. I am concerned about socialization- he is a gamer to the extreme, also especially in regards to sound he has suggested ear plugs, food concerns, and ADL skills are still not totally independent he needs reminders. OT has been somewhat helpful
Anyone have experience with these developmental issues?