My child is three years old and has SPD. Her symptoms are many, but my concern lately is that she is beginning to withdraw even more from any social contacts. She only wants to be at home, and asks constantly if we do dare go out "when can we go home?" She does not play with other children. She isolates herself at daycare (which we put her in part-time to engage her with other children).
My dilemma is, is it better to "force" her to start preschool or is it less traumatizing to let her stay at home and try to find a way to pay for the OT sessions that our insurance won't cover? She is extremely bright and verbal, and she absorbs knowledge like a sponge. I know that preschool would be very mentally stimulating to her, but I know it will be a horrible meltdown battle with her ending up vomiting from crying so hard because she doesn't want to go. Any insights?