Trying to help a friend!
by emily carroll
(boothbay harbor, Maine)
I have a friend with a 4.5 year old that i think has spd, i started doing research in order to find her some help for his behavioral issues, he tried to go to preschool and spent every day at the principals office for things like licking other children, not being able to sit still for even a second, and being disruptive all the time.
Now it has been a whole other year and he is supposed to try to start kindergarten next year- he is not ready and my question is, how do children get tested for this?
We live in a very rural area in Maine and there are not support systems for issues like this in the small island school that he is attempting to start at- I am just another mom with no skills or training in this area, but this child fills all of the criteria listed here for his age group- i want to give her some hopeful information instead of just saying "i think your child has this disorder"
It is a sensitive subject to bring this up, and i was wondering what advice you all would have to help me help her?