Does My School Child Need Help?
It is often when the child starts school that learning problems become evident. It may be that your child has a learning problem or that your child needs a different style of teaching to reach their potential. If your child is not flourishing academically or socially it is worth having your child assessed.
Signs that your child may benefit from therapy include:
- Delayed language development
- Difficulties learning to read
- Difficulties learning to write, very messy writing
- Difficulties making friends
- Aggressive behaviour or outbursts at school
- Delayed milestones difficulties learning catch a ball, run or jump.
- Prefering to play by self
- Lack of eye contact
- Walking on toes
- Head banging
- High tolerance for pain
- Recurrent ear infections
- Inability to follow more than one instruction at a time
- Sleep problems including difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep, and waking up refreshed
- Finds tags, and seams in clothing annoying
- Very fussy eater, lives off bread, pasta, yoghurt. and/or chips. Very fussy about texture of food.
- Digestive issues, food allergies, diarohea, constipation, yeast infections
- Very irritable, difficult to console, frequent tantrums
- Poor motor skills, poor coordination
- Avoids drawing and colouring activities
- Hand flapping, repetitive behaviours, stimming
- Sensitivity to loud noises
- Using toys as objects eg linning up all the yellow cars, sorting blocks by colours rather than playing with them.
- Overwhelmed by loud noises
- Hate having their hair cut
- Not able to or willing to get self dressed.
- Developmental regression, loss of skills, loss of language.
All these difficulties respond to therapy, the earlier that you start treatment the better the results.