My ds is 13 1/2, 8th grade. He is generally a good kid. Uususally gets great grades. This past semester he has done poorly ( for him), like 2 D's alot of C's and a B and A. He is smart and is full of information, but chokes on tests. I have a meeting with the school counselor and teachers to get him back on track and discuss if any type of evaluation should be done. Since Andrew was about 2 or 3 I notices he doesn't like textures. He will get dirty from playing, but he doesn't like arts and crafts, he doesn't like touching certain foods. He used to get bothered by echoing sounds, like in a mall. Now he gets really bothered by kids chewing gum, clicking pens and even by the fact that they are not paying attention in class. Like if a kid is reading a magazine or doodling, or if a kid just acts dorky, he lets it bother him so much that he loses focus on what is being taught in the class. He forgets to bring homework home sometimes and doesn't organize his time well when he has projects. I have to remind him to take a freakin' shower all the time. I just had a ton of bloodwork done on him which was all normal. I have heard of Misophonia which is a disgust for noises from other people, but it seems visually he gets distracted too. I am going to ask the teachers to let him sit in the front row of class. He may be a little ADD not ADHD with some of his behavior. He does have some anxiety issues like speaking up in some of his classes, this is new.
I have still and my son has really bad food texture issues too. There are foods we don't eat. I didn't let him on to my issues till a few years ago, so I know he isn't copying me. He is always willing to try a new food. As for his diet, he does not eat alot of junk, too much starchy stuff, and we are working on eating more protein in the morning!
Does anyone have teens with sensory issues? What do you do about it? How do you handle it? Thanks!