One of the reasons he became so hysterical, was because he doesn’t want to stay home. He wants to be in school, but there are times where these sensory issues get in the way.
It’s easy to sit back, with limited experience in this level of sensory processing issues, and feel that I made the wrong decision by keeping him home. I totally get where you’d be coming from. However, sensory processing disorder is very disruptive and can interfere with many facets of life.
We can try things like brushing, deep muscle pressure, weighted blankets, redirection, and a host of other interventions, but they rarely make a difference.
There comes the point where my wife and I have to draw the line. When we reach that line, we stop trying to work through it. If we didn’t do that, he would be less willing to work with us the next time and his cooperation is vital to working through it.
I know he’s missed a lot of school this year, and frankly, I don’t know the exact number of days. I try not to focus on that because it would simply create more stress in an already overwhelming situation.