Got ripped to shreds yesterday, but! I have news... *longish*
ODS was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder and I was told he'd need an OT. His behavior specialist said see his pedi for a referral and his pedi said see his behavior specialist for a referral. I've been so frustrated, trying to work with him as much as I can. I can't even get my freaking pediatrician to write a note saying he's sensitive to artificial dyes and needs to eat foods that are dye-free!
Skip to Kinder starting: He loves class and is head and shoulders above the majority of his classmates academically. (There's one kiddo he says is better/faster at math than he is. lol) HOWEVER, his behavior issues have begun mounting and his outright defiant attitude, his erratic behavior and sleep issues have all gotten worse by the day. Yesterday, he apparently stabbed at a kid with a plastic knife. (I misread the note him which I posted about yesterday- he stabbed AT, not actually stabbed; yes, I'm still aware of how serious this is.)
So, in my last ditch frustration having gone to several doctors and the other nearest specialist willing to see him being a couple hours away with a waiting list of months (yes, DS is on said waiting list)... I posted to CM hoping to find guidance, an avenue I hadn't persued. His behavior doesn't sound like SPD ONLY.
I was utterly lamb basted. Raked over hot coals. My precious son, who, apart from unpredictable bouts of impulsive acts like this, is sweet, funny and so, so smart. He loves his baby brother, loves BABIES and says he wants ten when he's a daddy... is beyond gentle with animals and is a cat person, rather than a dog person. They told me my son was a sociopath. Compared him to Hitler. All manner of horrible things... I am terrified that he will have to face these sorts of people every day.
I finally scared the school system. I went to the head of the department for federal programs and special populations and explained the whole situation. He'll be getting his OT through the school and they're setting him up for an evaluation. I feel like we've had a small victory.