He is 5 and in K on an IEP. He receives OT and speech twice a week. They are also currently evaluating him for ADHD.
DH and I have decided we'd like an independent evaluation to take place and not rely on the school--especially since we disagree with the ADHD label--he simply doesn't have most of the behaviors on the checklist and I feel like they are pushing this because it's easier for them.
He does have speech problems and he definitely has a lot of sensory-seeking behavior, spins his head around when sitting too long, falls out of his chair because he is making it lean, is never content to stand solid on two feet if there's something else he could be doing with his feet...
Who am I looking for? A psychologist? An independent OT? Should I just ask my pediatrician?
We are fortunate to be in the Boston area so once we figure out what kind of person we're looking for, we should be able to find one.
And once we have this evaluation, how do I share it with the school?