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twitchypalm Tue 06-Nov-12 20:11:58

Hi i new to these boards but thought it would be the best place to post.

My ds is 7 in yr 2 i was called in for a chat by his teacher today. He has always been an active child doesnt sleep a lot and always on the go. We have had some challenging behavouir at home after school he goes in to a compleate melt down full stamping feet toddler style temper tantrum. School have always said he is a very bright child with no problems in school.

He had a new teacher from september and new class i thought things might improve at bit as he was in a mixed year class.

He has still been coming home having melt downs. His teacher said she had noticed some things with him that she wanted to discuss. Firstly he is very bright working at a level 5 already been free reading since end of reception year. However his handwriting isnt the greatest. His teacher said she has noticed that he cant still still with out fidgeting in class and his concentration isnt very good after 5 mins he looses all concentration.If someone next to him is making a noise he stands up and moves away .

The teacher had to shout in class today and he asked her not to as he didnt like it. Ds has never liked loud noises from a baby even my dyson hoover he says is to loud and a normal hand held drill. The teacher has said that she will give him extra work at home to help with his handwriting and to try and push him abit but she wants to have a word with the school senco to discuss the concentration and fidgeting issue and also the aversion to loud noises.

Can any of you peple with any experiance please advise me what they might be looking for many thanks.

Ineedalife Tue 06-Nov-12 20:34:07

I think you would be better posing in the special needs children section.

You should be able to copy and paste your thread instead of typing it all again.

It is really friendly over there and there are lots of knowledgable people who will be able to help you.


JakeBullet Tue 06-Nov-12 20:41:06

Hi twitchy palm, they could be looking at any number of issues. Obviously the SENCO is concerned with making sure your DS can access the curriculum and on a level playing field with other children.
They might be thinking ADHD or Aspergers or simply just a child who is a bit explosive as some are. Any one of those things might impact on his learning as he gets older.....or his explosiveness might calm down. They sound like they are covering all bases so that if he DOES need extra help they are in a good position to offer it.

The sensory stuff with aversion to loud noises does make me think of Aspergers especially as he is bright as the children with Aspergers often are.

twitchypalm Tue 06-Nov-12 20:44:43

Thanks for the replies ill post it on the special needs children section aswell smile

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