How do I get a diagnosis?
(Toledo, Ohio area)
When my son AJ was about 10 months old he went thru early intervention where the occupational therapist told me he might have sensory integration disorder. We thought for a while he had "outgrown" it and resolved the issues. So, e/i quit coming to the house.
Now he is too old to qualify for early intervention, and I think he's still suffering from sensory issues. He is now 4 years old and his tantrums are unbearable. He has no reasoning skills at all. He still hates to have dirt on his hands. Still covers his ears for loud noises. And taking him to church leaves me miserable and exhausted!!!
I don't know what kind of doctor or counselor or specialist to turn to about it. It's making me feel like "crazy mommy". I love my kids, but spanking isn't working and I'm exhausted. Is there medicine for this? Any kind of financial assistance for such a diagnosis... I'm afraid this means I'll have to go out and buy a bunch of new "toys" for him and we just don't have the money right now.... which is partly why I've let this go for so long without seeking professional help.
PLEASE HELP ME!