My 4 year old son is really struggling to focus in preschool, any suggestions for his teacher?

Courtney - posted on 05/03/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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We are fairly new to the SPD world, although we have struggled with the symptoms for quite some time. My son's teacher has been reporting that during unstructured times Will tends to "lose focus" and throws things or begins to roll around on the floor, and sometimes kicks other kids for no reason. My husband and I are really frustrated, we have tried to give several suggestions that we thought might work but have all proven unsuccessful.. please help!

May many thanks!

Courtney

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Schyla - posted on 05/16/2011

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My daughter was having similar issues we bought her a widget that helps her stayed focused Occupational Therapy also helps immensely

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Joanne - posted on 11/12/2012

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Also, our OT spent a morning at our son's preschool and was able to give them practical suggestions on how to help my son "in the moment". So far, it's been a big help, especially with just their understanding of SPD.

Joanne - posted on 11/10/2012

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Your son's actions in preschool sound a lot like my son's (he's also a Wil). We just started OT and preschool two months ago. Have things gotten better for you?

Stephanie - posted on 06/06/2011

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t that the teacher give him a job to do, be a helper... drag a basket of heavy recycle or blocks around, it might help!

Jennifer - posted on 05/15/2011

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OMG- This sounds exactly like my son. Since August I have been trying to find anyone to help me help my son. The preschool says that he constantly rools all over the floor, sits under the tables, makes "nonsense noise" hits and kicks the other children, etc. Early intervention specialist told us he is only developmentally delayed and didnt even have an OT evaluation. The teachers say he is basically non functional and I cant find any other preschool that the skills to help him. We have another specialist going to his school on Monday for another evaluation. Hopefully she will be able to pinpoint what is going on. I am pretty sure that most of his problem behaviors are SPD related.

Recia - posted on 05/04/2011

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My son is 12 and has taken this long to classify him for having SPD. Your son sounds a lot like how my son was when he was in 1st grade. It wasn't a repetitive problem for us he simply grew out of it. Have you thought seeking some help from an OT(occupational therapist)?

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