Figgitty Preschooler and sensory eval???

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Figgitty Preschooler and sensory eval???
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Wed, 10-10-2007 - 3:22pm

OK, what do you think of this.

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Thu, 10-11-2007 - 3:33pm

Well, I'm of two minds. One, it's great that there's a teacher who wants to be quick to catch any problems, so they can be attended to during a formative point in a child's life. On the other hand, unless there's more to the story, being a little bit fidgety hardly seem like a huge issue to me. All of my kids are fidgety. Two of my kids have bigger issues, two don't. I can't think of too many 4yo who don't wiggle around during story time!

FYI, some kids are sensory seekers. They always want to be touching, feeling, mouthing, moving, etc. Other children might be over-sensitive to certain sounds/textures, so move around to try to avoid those unpleasant experiences. You can have sensory problems by themselves or in conjunction with something else (like ADD/ADHD).

I think you're right in agreeing to let someone else come in and observe your dd. At least then you'll know whether the teacher was jumping the gun, whether your dd is just bored, or whether your dd might have other issues that need attention.

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Sat, 10-13-2007 - 9:09pm

Hey Paula - Hunter was diagnosed last October with Sensory Processing Disorder which is a type of sensory issue.