Christine Higgins

@christinehiggins
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Questions from a mom of a boy 12 years old

Hi I hope this note finds you well. My son is 12 in the 7th grade he has struggled to tie his shoes, button a shirt, use a knife and fork. I kept asking for help because I didn’t feel it was right and they kept putting it off. I finally had a Dr. send him for occupational therapy which opened up a door to learning he has manual dexterity disfunction, ADHD also poor core and shoulder strength. He also has single sided deafness and has exotropia which was surgically corrected however still is a struggle to control at a distance. He will be having a tri annual IEP meeting March 1. Can you give me any suggestions on things that could help him in school. He hates it. Doesn’t want to go at all. I appreciate your taking time to read this.
Christine Higgins