My Child Might Have SPD, Now What?
I wonder if my child has SPD. He has a few symptoms but not all from one category. He has been observed by a local organization and they think it's a possibility. The real problem is my son has meltdowns. Not all the time but enough for his pre-school teachers to be concerned. He is in pre-k and will be starting Kindergarten next year. Basically, he re-acts to "no" and does not handle it well. Which could just be a symptom of not being raised properly, right?
Yet, I'm told he is a leader in school but will meltdown because he can't find his shoes, or, is last getting a rain maker in circle. Then, he might go a whole week with no meltdowns. He does have the tendency to jump up and down while walking back and forth sometimes. When I ask him what he's doing, he will say "I'm excited and thinking about...". Sometimes I think, this can't be normal to be this emotional. Other times I think, he just has a strong personality and deals with things this way. He's very smart, athletic, and friendly.
I'm scared though. Next year is Kindergarten, what if they can't handle him? I'm not sure what to do. People keep telling me they think something is wrong with him but no one seems to be able to pin down the issue exactly. What do I do?