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I can understand your anxiety over it.  It's nerve-wracking sending your kid into a new situation, especially when you know they don't transition well.  And then the need to re-transition him after 3 weeks.   At least there aren't too many kids enrolled.    I'd probably go through with it, but I'd probably also spend quite a bit of time at that window (I know this isn't always feasible).  That way, you could also tell the evaluators what is and is not typical, if for...
Agree with all of the above.    A 5-Point Scale would be a good visual.  Once you guys have designed it together and practiced the different voices, then you could post it around the house and even carry mini charts/numbers to let him have frequent feedback about his level.  (This kind of scale could also be useful for gauging his reactions to situation - tiny to volcano level problems - if that's an issue too.  But I'd wait until later to introduce it.)   I'd...
I don't have experience with this setup.  The goal is for the different specialists to diagnose him in a classroom environment, rather than in a structured environment?  I have a hard time picturing how they are going to get an accurate representation of any of the kids in the classroom if it's as chaotic as you have heard - but I guess that depends on how discrepent it is from a typical preschool classroom. I am not familiar with your whole situation, but have you...
My SPD son was given a dx of Developmental Coordination Disorder as a description of some of his difficulties related to sensory processing.  That is an acceptable insurance code for OT services, while SPD is not (actually, though, our insurance doesn't accept "developmental disorders" so it was moot in the end).  While his coordination difficulties may not be to the magnitude of your dd's, OT has certainly helped give him body awareness and that sensory feedback he...
We also read Hands are not for Hitting when ds was 3.  It was good for that need.  We also talked about replacement behaviors.  This was long before Sensory Processing Disorder was on my radar.
The Superflex curriculum is a good one for kids this age.  My son loves it and I use it with some of my students who have social difficulties. The creator, Michelle Garcia Winner (socialthinking.com) has a wealth of knowledge and resources.   You could also try "social stories" or scripts that help him understand the nuances of social interactions that he may not pick up on innately yet.  Things like, how to act when going to a playground, why it's not okay to hurt...
I'm just curious whether it's meeting his sensory needs if he hates it that much.  Unfortunately, things that work for some, or even most, kids don't work for all kids.  I'd talk to his OT.    Maybe a weighted lap pad would work better.  Or a tight-fitting, stretchy t-shirt (like Sensational t-shirts).  I don't know your child, but there may be some work-arounds here to get to the same desired effect. :)
Thanks, Lizbiz!  I'll make sure to pump a few times a day while I'm gone.  Hopefully the stimulation, at least, will help keep my supply up, even if no actual milk pumps (like I said, I haven't been able to get milk when pumping - electric or manual - since last summer).  Then I'll nurse more frequently and take teas when I return.   While it wouldn't be the end of the world to stop bf'ing at that time, I'd like it to come to a more natural end rather than so...
Thank you for your reply, PatioGardner!  It's funny - my brain didn't even go to the idea of engorgement or mastitis.  It only went to the idea of completely losing my supply.  Dd had a lot of difficulty gaining weight (you were very supportive and helpful to us at this time last year), and my supply has been sensitive.  Given those issues and some others, I was grateful to make it to a year nursing her.  The fact that I haven't felt engorgement, even after missing a...
Anyone have any experience with Brain Gym or Rhythmic Movement Training?  Ds is 6, has SPD (for sure resulting in behaviors like, and maybe actually having, ADHD).  He is in OT and also does Therapeutic Listening.  I'd love to hear information about and your experiences with either of these programs.  TIA
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