I don't see how this type of OT is going to help her
We went through the state's Early Intervention program (Babies Can't Wait) and receive OT once a week for SPD. My 2yo doesn't have autism but serious sensory problems, this group is the only place remotely close to understanding what I'm talking about.
Anyway, we have had three one-hour OT sessions so far. She taught me "Brushing" and answered some questions, but for the most part all they do is play with toys. Puzzles, pull-string vibrating toys, Little People, a matching game etc.. All of which we have and play with regularly. Oh, and she taught me how to do jaw/mouth compressions today.
The brushing doesn't seem to do anything. DD likes it, but she doesn't behave any differently.
I asked her today how to handle situations like when DD insists on having a FULL bowl when she will only eat 1/4 of it (same for beverages) or when she wants something arranged in a way that I cannot accomodate. She pointed out that they are visual sensory issues but never said what to do about the problem... even though I circled back to it a couple of times.
We are going to a psychologist tomorrow for "Parent Training." Hopefully this will help. I don't want to give up on OT because it's my only hope... DD has all the sensory problems of an Autstic child but doesn't qualify for the services because she isn't truly autistic.