Hi, my youngest does not have a formal diagnosis of SPD but he definately has always had sensory quirks and did get therapy to help with his eating. (He was incapable of eating anything but breastmilk until 2 years old) He had that therapy through his first speech therapist. He's had his other quirks but we've managed to get through them - like wouldn't take a bath due to the water until 2 years old - but now he loves baths! Rain is an entirely different story though!
The issue is that his sensory quirks seem to recently be getting worse instead of better. It used to be enough to wear soft clothing with no tags, but now it's rapidly become worse. He can't handle shirts - period. He shrugs his shoulders since the shirts bother him. I've counted on a couple of occassions and he'll have 20 episodes of shrugging in 5 minutes. (That's not actual shrugs, that's far, far more. That's when there's shrugging followed by a few seconds of not shrugging). I talk to his ST who talked to an OT and gave me the idea of compression shirts and brushing. I had to order the shirts since no stores had his size so I'm awaiting them. I also ordered the brushes. Any other ideas?
At what point do I need to get him evaluated by an OT? I'm sure our insurance doesn't cover this and the clothing is really the only big issue right now. But it's turning into a pretty big one. What worries me is that it's getting worse. So I also need to know if it's typical to get worse - meaning I would need to look into OT. Or, does it often improve. My oldest has sensory issues - and I should have had him evaluated but my old ped was clueless and reassured me too much. We got through it- but it was a very, very rough time. His quirks are now managable for both of us.