Is it really this hard?
My daughter (3 1/2) is currently in the evaluation process for SPD. We were lucky to have a doctor who has a daughter near the same age who has this disorder, so there was no questions whatsoever sending her to an OT. Thank goodness for that. However, I have been doing as much research as I can to make sure I am informed and fully understand what my daughter feels like. She is tactile, orally, and auditory defensive, and has internal and emotional regulation issues, as well as auditory processing issues.
I have been looking at the Q&A on this site, and my anxiety is growing the more I read. I am terrified of sending her to school because of all the apparent issues getting them the support they need. Is it really this hard to get services through the school? I have already been told that child find can't do anything for her because her development is way ahead, as well as her intelligence. Homeschool is not an option for us for money reasons, so public school is all we will be able to do.
Are we really going to have this much trouble getting her the care and support she will need in school? And how do I go about getting a (hopefully free) advocate to help us out?