I have recently become aware of SID and I am concerned that my son has the condition. We have always noticed that he is "different". Could not pedal a tricycle or bike, hypersensitive to noise, did not choose a hand preference until 6 or 7 years; he even would start writing on a page with the left hand and finish with the right. A real shocker came when he was 5 and playing t-ball, my husband and I realized that our son could not run. What child can't run? We thought. He has overcome so many obstacles. He does play sports. We have worked and pushed and he has made great strides in the developement of his gross motor skills. Though many of his moves are still somewhat deliberate and he appears to process slower than other children, thanks to an early PE teacher and consistant activity, he is able to run and play with other children. Instinctively, we knew that he needed any activity that would stimulate coordination and gross motor skill develpment. We are now dealing with an 11 year old who has absolutely no organizational skills. He cannot keep up with papers, forgets to turn in homework and looses books. I have been told he refuses to pay attention in class sometimes bending over in the middle of class to pick up lint off of the floor. They are considering treating him for ADD via midication. Would this be harmful to a SID child, if this is somthing that he has? Also, He says he sometimes sees light flashes and has ringing in ears, could this be related? We've been told that it is allergies.