I just wanted to give a word of encouragement ..... Something I even need reminded of often in troubling times. And that word is you really do know what's best for your child. Every child is different and only we, their parents, know what will work. Now of course we need guidance from doctors and therapists, but if you feel they're steering you wrong, listen to that feeling. And if you think something will work for your child that isn't really recommended...... Give it a try.
I'm saying this because a few days ago it rained here and my dd wanted to play in the rain. She has rain boots she's never worn because she kicks and screams every time we try to get them near her. Well my dh and I decided to force them on and carry her to the deep puddles. Yes she screamed and threw her body around and I half thought if someone saw us they'd call CPs. But I just knew in my heart if she saw she was allowed to jump in puddles shed wear them. And just as I thought.... The moment she started jumping she didn't hate her boots anymore. In fact she's brought them to us to put on her everyday since because she wants to go in the water again.
So go with your gut.....something awesome could happen.