My son is 6 almost 7. I knew something was different since he was 2. I was told he was just really smart and it was frustrating to him because he was unable to communicate what he was thinking. Then he started elementary school. Kindergarten was rough but he made it and they put him in an inclusion class.. (this classroom has one teacher and a paraprofessional, more support) This is the last week of first grade. In November the school started testing him for learning disabilities and Autism. I also had him tested privately. The private sector said he had Sensory Processing Disorder. The school on the other hand came back with "somewhere on the Autistic Spectrum"
He has started OT a month ago, about that same time the school called a meeting and suggested that he attends a different school which has classrooms for ASD children. May question is are they pushing him too fast out of mainstream classrooms without giving him much of a chance after starting OT?
Second question, OT wanted me to start thinking about maybe giving him prozac to help with the emotional side of SPD. Basically OT can help with the physical side but the chemical side of serotonin imbalance will still hold him back. I will admit he has problems with emotions and meltdowns, basically he has gone six years without help for his sensory issues and has learned a dysfunctional way of dealing with it. Has anyone tried prozac with their SPD child? Was there side effects?
Please give me your two cents.