Alley - posted on 05/18/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son Matty is 9. Since the moment he was born he has been a ray of sushine, albeit a busy ray, but a ray nonetheless. He had hearing problems and as a result of not catching it sooner, his speech is oftentimes hard to understand. I have had him in speech, but in RI they feel that 9 years old is a great time to take speech away. He has never had any concept of stranger danger, will go up to anyone and have a conversation, more adults than kids. He has a lot of trouble in school with soclial cues and making friends and ends up getting made fun of. He also has a very low tolerance for waiting his turn, being cut off while talking, any kind of unstructured time, and loosing a games. He basically flips out and has to be sent out of the room to calm down. This has been occuring for years. I have been to countless therapists ranging from traditional to art and they all have no clue what is going on. I am being treated like a bad mother and I am at a loss. I want what's best for him, I want to be able to understand how to manage him in school settings to make it easier... any advice?