SPD and behavior problems
My son (age 7) was recently diagnosed w/ SPD. We are on the waiting list for OT services for body awareness issues, etc. and he currently receives vision therapy 2x a week. However the REAL problem is his behavior at home. He is outright defiant and disrespectful to my husband and I and has tremendous anger issues especially concerning our other children (ages 10, 6, 2). He's a sweet boy when he wants to be but truly the devil in disguise when he's "out of sync." He is disrupting our home in more ways than I have time to write. You just never know who you're waking up to and it breaks my heart because sometimes I really don't like my own son.
He suffers from terribly low self esteem as well and its an ongoing struggle to boost him up when he knows outright that he's misbehaving. He is remorseful each and every time he has an outburst or flys off the handle but it happens again and again and again...each and every day. Now it seems to just be getting worse. I've called for a psychological evaluation this past week as I believe he needs anger management/group therapy sessions but I'm at my wits end. Any suggestions...i'm all ears!