So Neko had his first set of Evals this morning, OT with Dana and PT with Sherry.
First was OT- she couldn't get him to build with the blocks or write on the paper for him, he kept telling her NO, I don't like it and for it to go away.. I filled out a question sheet out while she was working with him and answered some stuff verbally, all in all went pretty good but she said she wanted to keep watching him during his PT.
PT was next and Neko FINALLY got into it after a little while, Sherry- who I found out is my neighbor from literally down the street- got him down to his diaper running around with her-- there were a LOT of meltdowns BUT when he was having fun he was having a blast. She said physically his hips, and legs are just how they should be but his feet are very flat but that could be from a fat pad that usually goes away around 3 or 4 years old, so they want to re-evaluate him in a year.
Dana, OT, said Neko definately has a LOT of sensory issues, something about defensive sensory?? She even recommended some type of brushing every 2 hours and said WHEN he gets his diagnosis that she would supply us with one and how us how to use it- she said it gives them a clean slate and helps them accept new imputs? or something like that? She said she didn't want to jump to conclusions but was pretty sure after the first few minutes of working with him that she feels he is on the spectrum. She also recommended not forcing him to change anything until we have an OT and therapist to work with and said because he is SO regimented that she thought a visual clock would help him accept changes a little better because he would physically see them coming. She also gave us a 70 page copy of a book on sensory issues to "Educate" ourselves on and told us about a few support groups to check into.
Sherry, PT/neighbor, said that she also feels that he is on spectrum and was very upset that our dr did not give us a referal or at least a Number a year+ ago when we started asking questions. She said its possible they didn't want to concern us with something that may be nothing but that they should have helped us when we asked- which I agree with but Neko LOVES his dr and sometimes it takes a long time to warm up for him.. defiantely thinking that over though :/
So our next set of appts Psych/Speach are March 5, and today I felt that it went well, I feel as though I got a lot of helpful advice and am RELIEVED to FINALLY be getting some help regaurdless of any possible/future diagnosis'. Just thought I'd share about our first eval, thanks for reading! <3