I am a stay at home mother of three, homeschooling my oldest who is school aged.
My soon-to-be 3 year old can go to the school district preschool next month, 4 half days a week. They have speech, occupational and physical therapies there.
Problem: My daughter shuts down in groups like that. We tried a speech group of 6 kids, and she turned off. Sunk down. Turned red. We went several weeks... a therapist asked me if she was having a seizure right there She wasn't, she's just that "shy". (she had a 40 min long seizure last year when I brought her to a nursery for an hour...). She has a normal mental ability, but looked like she knew nothing at all. She is doing well with a 1:1 speech therapist now, after a couple months to open up to her.
What do you do with your kids who shut down completely?