First appointments, Sensory Processing Disorder, also need someone in GA!
My 2.5yo DD doesn't have an official diagnosis yet. We went for our first appointment at Babies Can't Wait (early intervention in GA) so that they could find out what kinds of therapy she needs. I thought they were just for Speech but the "Early Intervention Specialist" seemed to know a lot about a lot. She did our intake info and was to write up a report for the therapist. The next step with them is for the therapist to come to our house, ask some more questions and begin therapy.
The woman we saw yesterday said she could see "major sensory processing issues" in my daughter. She recommended that we set up therapy at a place called Peach State. We already have an appointment in January for Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta. They are supposedly one of the best places for Autism and other associated issues (forgive my ignorance here, I'm still trying to figure it all out). I am eager to get started with therapy so that we can find some peace for my little girl (and my family in general) but will starting OT at this place interfere or prevent any possible services at Marcus?
The woman also recommended that she see a developmental pediatrician. Does anyone know of one in the Atlanta area? I'm closer to Gainesville really, but I'm having a hard time finding any at all. I've only seen a handful online and they are toward Cobb county or in Atlanta.
Who gives an official diagnosis? And when? Is it normal to start therapy for SPD without an official dx? I'm so confused. Worse, my library doesn't have a single book dedicated to SPD... only Autism (BTW she doesn't have the usual Autism symptoms, we suspect PDD-NOS at worst... but this is only going by my own research).
Sorry this post is all over the place. That's where my mind is right now. :(