The results and the interpretations are as complicated as your kid!
That is what the OT told us this morning when she came to discuss the scoring of the sensory test. It was just a questionary that we had to fill out, and identical questionary was filled out by his daycare teachers. The good news is, we gave identical answers to most of the questions.
According to the scores, DS does have some sensory issues, though the "out of normal range" scores were not very far from the normal. But all makes sense! DS falls under "low registration" and "sensory seeking". OT will be giving us tips of how to give him appropriate sensory input so he stay awake and focused.
Currently DS gets OT once a week, the therapist goes to the daycare. And that is great, because she sees DS in a social setting and tries to help his social skills (that is really what he lacks the most). She has been there several times now. She agrees that DS displays some Asperger's behavior and thinks we are doing the right thing by getting him evaluated.
Now what worries me is the following. OT also talked about options after DS ages out of EI (he turns 3 middle of July), if he still needs therapies. Where we live there are no resources for kids like DS. She is pretty certain he would not qualify for therapy through the public school system. And there aren't private therapy options either. We will have to travel for at least 75 miles! Will do if I have to, of course. But another thing is, finances. How much do private therapies cost? I beleive we will have to pay out of pocket. And we don't really have much. Both me and DH are still grad students. We have some savings, but I suspect it won't last long.
I am sorry this got long. I just needed to talk to someone. And I do have a question, if you don't mind sharing. How much private therapies can cost? Hit me, ladies!
Oh, one more question. Does anyone have experience with summer SPD schools? OT mentioned there may be some organized this summer. What was your experience? And again, how much did that cost you?
Thank you ladies, and I apologize again for this long post. I just don't know how ti synthesize things better, I guess.
I hope you all are having a great Valentine's day!