Progress Progress Progress!
Not sure how many know but my son has what we thought was Sensory Processing Disorder. We're not certain he has it though due to the fact that reflexes called the primitive reflexes were never triggered. These are things that should have been triggered with birth and there after. Liam's however never did not a single one.
Today DS Occupational therapist said that she's finally seeing results! He's now surpassed 2 of the primitive reflexes that needed to be triggered and the 3rd is almost there! She gave us a bunch of new exercises to do to push forward on the next ones. After a few months of therapy (he had gone else where most of last year with very little progress) his teacher at school is also thrilled with his in class progress as well. Not just with school work but with his attention span, ability to sit and carry on a conversation of the same topic and answer questions. She's known him for two years now (last year she was his reading teacher) and says he's a completely different kid than the one she knew in kinder.
We're hoping he flies through the rest of the reflexes and hope that all sensory things then disappear with them so we can put full and total focus on his speech issues. If not we'll keep him in OT to continue to work on his sensory issues but mostly the ones that are issues are resolving and once she gets past these I think she's going to start on the food issues he has. (a lot of textures make him gag or puke) So a while longer with OT but progress! It is good!