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Old 12-09-2007, 02:02 AM
 
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My sons are affected by too much noise and chaos like in classroom as well as the lighting. They are also over sensitive to certain type touch and pain. My oldest son broke his collar bone not once, but twice in the same spot and was not even dramatic at all, but if that kid get a pimple on his head and you mess with it he about goes through the ceiling.
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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My sons are affected by too much noise and chaos like in classroom as well as the lighting. They are also over sensitive to certain type touch and pain. My oldest son broke his collar bone not once, but twice in the same spot and was not even dramatic at all, but if that kid get a pimple on his head and you mess with it he about goes through the ceiling.
My son's the same way. He broke his arm when he was 3 and was surprisingly calm the whole 30 minutes to the hospital and the 30 mins he had to wait for pain meds. But Heaven forbid he get a sliver or stub his toe! He also cannot handle loud noises or even mildly irritating noises. Flourescent lighting seems to be problematic for him too. These things will cause him to cover his ears, close his eyes, and sit down on the floor literally brought to tears.
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: GA
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Sounds like your children may have sensory processing disorder. There's a lot of info on the web, also many good books including The Out of Sync Child.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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Sounds like your children may have sensory processing disorder. There's a lot of info on the web, also many good books including The Out of Sync Child.
Yeah, been doing lots of research. Can't do much else until hubby gets his job and we get insurance again in the next couple months.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:37 AM
 
Location: GA
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Yeah, been doing lots of research. Can't do much else until hubby gets his job and we get insurance again in the next couple months.
Have you requested help through your school district? At the very least you're entitled to an evaluation.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Have you requested help through your school district? At the very least you're entitled to an evaluation.

Definitly. Plus, check out if there are any medical programs for uninsured children in your state. Many states have them, and they actually offer better health care reinbursement for mental health than many private insurance companies. If not, there are generally free hospitals that might offer these services. As the other poster said, if your child needs this, he can get evaluated through the school and receive appropriate services for free.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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Definitly. Plus, check out if there are any medical programs for uninsured children in your state. Many states have them, and they actually offer better health care reinbursement for mental health than many private insurance companies. If not, there are generally free hospitals that might offer these services. As the other poster said, if your child needs this, he can get evaluated through the school and receive appropriate services for free.
We're actually moving out of state in February so there's really no point in jumping through all the hoops to get it. We have two vehicles that are financed and that makes it difficult to get assistance here too. Hubby will be working for the FAA and along with that comes good insurance, so we're just holding out until then. Thanks for the ideas though.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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Have you requested help through your school district? At the very least you're entitled to an evaluation.
I have and they seem to think that because he was getting good grades that he didn't qualify for anything. He was a constant disruption in class and I was constantly getting calls home and notes home, literally on a daily basis. That wasn't enough. I decided to just pull him out and homeschool him until we move because it wasn't worth going into a FAPE war with a school district I'm leaving in a few months. I know my laws really well because I transcribe Special Education Hearings, so I'm well prepared to fight for him once we get to our permanent district. It's just frustrating that the schools here see tons of red flags but refuse to offer help. Thanks for the replies!
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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My 4 year old granddaughter is also very afraid of the toliet flushing especially in public rest rooms. She starts screaming as soon as we walk in and saying don't flush. She is also afraid of balloons, bubble gum, car horns, just about any startling noise. The toilet issue has just started.

I have often wondered if she didn't have asperger, as she has only started talking this last year and always in her own little world. When she was smaller she would never answer or respond to her name being called.

Her parents insist she is fine.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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I'm 26 and have Aspergers. I hate loud noises: fire alarms, high pitched whistles, etc.
I also hate the sun, and the heat! By God, don't give me the heat! It makes me violent.
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