My 9 year old ds has Sensory Processing Disorder. He's been in therapy and was released saying that what was done at therapy was able to be done at the home level.
We do his therapies, we acknowledge situations he needs more help in, we don't let it rule our lives or his. Now at 9 we have moved past the more obnoxious aspects, we don't have screaming fits anymore, we don't have horribly defiant behavior. It's been kind of nice actually.
There are still a host of annoying issues, but compared to the past they're a cakewalk.
What I'm torn with is the idea of training my "right brained child" to be a "left brained child".
Yes he's dyslexic, yes he has sensory issues.
But, there are so many WONDERFUL things.
He is spectacular at math, I mean scary good at math. He grasps science concepts with so much ease that I am constantly trying to challenge him. Technology is a piece of cake for him. Once we found the right way to explain it and the right tools to help him, his reading took off and he's almost two years ahead.
What would he be losing in this "brain integration therapy"?
Why does he *have* to be a left brained kid?
Why does he have to fit some standard mold of how someone is supposed to think?
I would rather use the techniques learned in therapy to help him work with his abilities. Not change him.
Supposedly Einstein was a right brained person, what would we have lost if someone had decided to "integrate" him??
*DS's therapist is pushing this idea and I'm just not really buying into it.