Hi everyone. I have been lurking on this board and I find I can relate to it. My DS turned 4 in August and has been receiving ST since around 18 months. While his speech has come a long way he still has trouble in group/class settings. He currently has a LCSW in his class 2x a week for 45 mins however she approached me today and suggested possibly 4 or 5x a week. His focus and attention are fine in an individual setting however when the teacher will address the class as a whole he appears disconnected or inattentive. Today I learned he wondered into an empty class which he KNOWS is not his class! Academically he is avg and above avg. He also gets OT 2x a week for 30 because he needs help with his gross motor skills. We have yet another meeting with the school district about PT which he will likely qualify for.
We have never taken him to a dev ped or neuro for a DX. My husband is an ER doc and seems to deny that there is anything abnormal with our child. My child is pretty well behaved for the most part however when it comes to waiting outside of his class for example before they allow him to enter he can get antsy. It is so frustrating for me and I would kill for my kid to just wait patiently. However he seems to have an impulse control problem too.
I am sorry if this sounds like I am rambling but I do not know where else to turn or how to organize my thoughts at the moment because I lost hope a long time ago and I feel like a terrible mom for thinking this way. Yet not a whole lot of people understand and I have few friends because I tend to isolate myself. Being at home feels "safe" and my son is easy at home.