Has anyone else had this experience in public school?
by B. Flystar
My 7 year old son works with an occupational therapist, speech therapist and special ed teacher at his school. They have told me that he's a bit of a enigma. I've done research on both SPD and dyslexia and he seems to have more symptoms of true dyslexia in my opinion. The school needs him to have SPD it seems though, because they can't treat or diagnose just dyslexia.
His symptoms include: Reversing letters and entire words, overwhelmed in the classroom, completely zoning out. Extreme imagination, great long term memory, loves to run but doesn't really play well with other kids on playground, very passive, at home extremely outgoing and talkative, speech slightly delayed, is very loving with hugs and kisses, very in touch with other's feelings and emotions, absolutely hates academic schoolwork, doing homework is very hard, acts like he's sick when doing homework, is shy around others, confident with people he knows well, does not perform at his current grade level, yet sometimes surprises teachers with having correct answers, loves animals and is never rough, has good hand-eye coordination.
And, there's so many other things too, etc. etc. We're to the point now where the teachers would like it if I could find private help for him. I'll do that, but I was wondering if anyone here has a child that fell in this category. Our son is happy who he is and actually quite confident. In fact, he always tells us about the kids at school that do goofy things and get in trouble.