Introducing Myself

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Registered: 07-18-2007
Introducing Myself
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Tue, 03-18-2008 - 2:59pm

I am a IV regular but am new to this board. I am so excited they have a MB for SID now. My son Scott is 5 1/2 years old and has SID. He was diagnosed pretty early on and receives weekly OT to help deal with it. He is very active and is now in public kindergarten. He was doing well at the beginning of the year but is starting to fall apart again. I think he is going to need a sensory diet at school and I am not sure how to approach this with the school. We have a conference set up for this Friday and his OT is working on

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Tue, 03-18-2008 - 7:13pm
Welcome to the board :) I have 3 SPD children ages 10, 6, and 1 and they are all so very special in so many ways. My daughter began the sensory diet at school and it has helped tremndiously so I am sure it will do the same for youe son :)
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Registered: 04-15-2007
Wed, 03-19-2008 - 8:41am
Good luck and welcome to the board
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Registered: 09-26-2007
Thu, 03-20-2008 - 12:44am
I love this board, where spd moms unite!!! i'm sure youll love it too.
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Registered: 07-18-2007
Fri, 03-21-2008 - 12:55pm
He has used a weighted lap pad in therapy but I have not heard of the back pack. I will ask his OT about. That sounds like a good idea.

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Registered: 03-25-2008
Tue, 03-25-2008 - 3:48pm

I have just found this message board today and I feel better already.

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Registered: 07-18-2007
Wed, 03-26-2008 - 12:51pm

Well the conference went well, the teacher is going to see if the school's OT can work with him in the classroom. He is doing well intellectually but is having behavioral issues.


She suggested that he repeat kindergarten since he just does not have the maturity and attention span to sit and function well in a first grade classroom. They try to group the kindergarten classes by ability levels and he will likely be in a class that is mixed kindergarten/1st grade. I am pretty bummed out by this since he is so smart and it is his SID and ADHD that is holding him back. I think he has had alot of transitions in the last year between starting a new school, me having a baby, and having to change occupational therapists 3 times b/c of staffing issues where he goes.

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Registered: 03-25-2008
Wed, 03-26-2008 - 3:07pm
It is so hard to know what to do about school.
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Registered: 09-26-2007
Thu, 04-03-2008 - 7:47pm

May I ask what kind of behaviors are you seeing? Its good to hear youll get OT help in the class room. And youll probably see an improvement with a sensory diet in the class room.


My son turned 6

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Registered: 07-18-2007
Thu, 04-10-2008 - 12:57pm
I guess the big problems for Scott in the classroom are that he cannot sit still and is very quick to interrupt people. They are not forcing me to keep him back but the teacher feels that he would do better repeating kindergarten b/c of the differences in the class structure. Kentucky is making up for its poor education reputataion but overcompensating and expecting too much from children at a young age. In first grade there is alot of sittign at a desk and doing written work, which would likely stress him. If he gets frustrated too much he can completely break down. For instance when he was learning to write and could not get it right, he would just dissolve into tears. He is

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