(Eau Claire, WI)
I have an 8 year old son who has been spitting for about 4 months. He has spit on the floor and spit food out on the floor. We have been working on teaching him to go spit into the trash or sink if he has to spit. Many times he does it on the floor,which he knows he shouldn't do but can't explain why. His teacher has noted he does sometimes hold saliva in his mouth. He is a somewhat picky eater, it is very difficult to get him to try new foods. He also does not like his food to be too hot. The doctor seems to think he should have his tonsils taken out. While he does have large tonsils he does not complain of having trouble swallowing. Our floors are trashed and we are at the end of our rope. Can SPD come on later, in an 8 year old?? What is my next step?? Please help!