No help with school system
HI there everyone!
Our son Max is 3 and was diagnosed with SPD about 6 months ago. He was let go at 3 from the regional center because he wasn't severe enough. He bites, bangs his head, stims, etc. and it's getting harder and harder.
We have a 8 year old as well and he has SPD, language delays and mild autism.
I have fought for years for our oldest to even be evaluated and I finally got someone to see what we see.
I took Max to our school district to be tested for autism and speech. You can't have O.T. services without speech services. His speech was delayed but he is getting better but still has jibberish. I got the impression today that he will not qualify but I'm not sure. Because he smiled at the evaluators and interacted a little they assume he isn't autistic. Which believe me we want to hear.
My question is has anyone ever had a school system say your child wasn't delayed enough but you knew they weren't up to standards compared to other kids their age? He needs O.T. so badly and we cannot afford it on our own. Should I push for the speech support?
I'm so emotionally drained with everything and I have 5 children all together which is tough anyways but having kids with special needs is even harder.
Thanks so much for listening