Therapist: Vivienne Williams
11 year old boy with sensory processing challenges and explosive behaviour
Sensory processing challenges and explosive behaviour ranging from very tired to angry outbursts with physical and verbal aggression. Was not socially engaging appropriately and learning in the school environment.
11 year old boy, living with family with history of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Had definite sensory processing issues with low registration and needed extra sensation to be focused. However, there were other medical issues going on and when explored, he was found to have a post-viral syndrome.
Sensory diet, letters/ reports of advocacy to school and doctors, education and training.
Within 4 months of treatment, ranging between fortnightly and monthly support, he was much more engaged with school, had rest breaks built into his day and had minimal melt-downs at home. The family was then able to explore deeper issues regarding motivation, learning and social-emotional factors, including getting a diagnosis of high functioning autism.