As most of you already know, my 12 year old son Austin has had a difficult time in school. He has been kicked out of two schools and was made to go to a behavioral specialty school before being mainstreamed back into his old school.
At the age of six, he was diagnosed with ADHD. I’ve always known that there was something more to his behaviors than just ADHD. Over the past year I have been researching Sensory Perception Disorder (also known as Sensory Integration Disorder), Autism, and Asperger’s Syndrome. I truly believe that he has Sensory Perception Disorder (SPD) as opposed to Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
I spent the last four months trying to find a family doctor for my children. I finally found one and got Austin in to the doctor yesterday. The doctor agreed to sign an outpatient prescription for Austin to be evaluated for SPD. Yeah! I couldn’t be happier! After what seems like an eternity, he is finally going to get some help. I filled out the intake form for the Children’s Development Center, enclosed the outpatient prescription, and mailed it this morning!
I called the Children’s Development Center and spoke to the intake receptionist. She told me that the Occupational Therapists usually schedule their own evaluations. She also told me that it should only take a week or two to get him in for his evaluation. I will keep you all updated on Austin’s progress. Please keep your fingers, toes, and everything else crossed.