OT IN DEAR ABBY!!
FINALLY! A DEAR ABBY INVOLVING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY!!!
DEAR ABBY: I am an occupational therapist, and it sounds like this young man could have Sensory Processing Disorder. It is common for people with this disorder to have difficulty grading their movements, i.e., using too much force, slamming doors instead of closing them. They also have difficulty recognizing personal space.
I suggest that the mother have her son evaluated by an occupational therapist who specializes in sensory integration. If he has SPD, their lives will change dramatically through intervention and education. — THERAPIST IN WINTER GARDEN, FLA.