Ds has been having major meltdowns at OT the last 3 weeks. Last week he hit the OT and she put him in time out she said he had to face the wall. I was ok with the time out since I don't like the idea of him hitting. So I told my ABA tutor about this and she said she would stop by to see what was going on. Well it seems the OT has been putting a compression vest on him and he has been protesting it majorly. I mean I can hear him screaming for the half hour of OT. The ABA shows up yesterday while ds was in OT. She got there a little late so she just walked on back. She tells me today that ds was in timeout when she walked back there. The OT never mentioned this to me. The ABA tutor said that my ds was screaming because of the compression vest. And that he VERBALLY asked several times "off Please" the OT wouldn't take it off. The ABA tutor said that it really does help him focus but that until we can desensitize him to it it's really no good. I had no idea until yesterday that the OT was even using a compression vest on him. She didn't even tell me about it the ABA tutor did. So the ABA tutor asks the OT how long has he been having the meltdowns. The OT says a couple of weeks. The tutor asked how long had the OT been using the vest. The OT said a couple weeks. The tutor asked if there was a corrilation between the two and the OT really didn't say anything. I feel that she should had told me about the compression vest. Instead of just making it seem like my son hit her because he was just mad. He hit her cause he wanted that thing off. Today the ABA tutor and I were talking and she thinks the compression vest should go. She can't say anything to the OT but I think she wants me too. So what would you do? I am pretty pissed off right now. As the tutor put it; we are trying to get my son to verbalize his wants and needs and he did that. The OT chose to ignore his request. What bothers me the most is that my son doesn't really talk but he was able to put 2 words together OFF PLEASE and his words fell on deaf ears.