We were talking about the difficulties he has been having and I told her an eye doctor diagnosed him with tracking problems and gave him glasses. The glasses really bother his face and its hard to get him to wear them. She says to bribe him! Umm... this would be part of the sensory issues you are supposed to be guiding me through to help teach him how to cope. And that's your answer?
And then it gets worse. She says she knew he had tracking problems, visual processing problems (which I knew from the eye doctor but hadn't mentioned), auditory processing problems, fine motor and gross motor delays, and muscle weakness. She mentioned more too but I don't remember what. She had never mentioned this stuff to me! I feel like I should be informed of my son's challenges so we can work together towards a solution.
I had talked to a local tutor who also knows a lot about sensory processing a few weeks back so I did know all of this from her but it really makes me mad the ot did not share that information about my son.
Now the thing that has everybody baffled is he has mastered the upper level skills but not the lower level. How he did that is beyond our understanding. Like he can write really well for a 5 year old in print and cursive but he can't color in the lines or draw much. He can write an o but a circle gives him trouble (despite it being the same thing!). He has very poor visual memory. He can't look at a shape then draw it on a paper when it's taken away. But he's reading at a 3rd grade level. How did he get there with visual problems? Yeah we don't get it either. And auditory is the same way. He's not processing what he hears or sees correctly. Nor can he handle a lot of light or noise. But somehow he has managed to gain these upper level skills and has mastered 2nd grade concepts across the board.
Physically he's a mess. He can't skip. He can't catch a ball. He didn't start throwing a ball overhand until 4 1/2. He doesn't have enough upper body strength to pull himself around on a scooter board or do a wheelbarrow race. He's the slowest runner in tee ball even though he's almost 6 and a couple of girls just turned 4. He can't jump rope. Somersault are hard for him. He definitively can't dribble a ball.
Would you be upset with the ot for not telling you everything that was going on?