Is this SPD?
During our 28month old daughters evaluation for Early Intervention, we were told that she had many "red flags", however they were convinced that she is not on the spectrum because even with her speech delays, she still attempts to connect socially which I'm told is not the case for kids on the spectrum. We do know that something is going on and from what we've read on this site, it sounds like our daughter has SPD.
She is very oral sensitive, she drools a lot and is not teething. She tends to eat things of yogurt consistency, if its anything that requires a great deal of chewing, she will spit it out.
She does a lot of flapping of her arms, especially when excited/anxious, she W-sits, has frequent tantrums, toe-walks at times, and she twirls her hair into knots excessively at times requiring them to be cut out. She hates having her hair brushed and will not wear anything in her hair i.e. barrettes, elastics.
We are wondering what type of diagnosis is SPD, who makes the diagnosis, and is it considered a medical condition that is covered by insurance for treatment. We are very concerned for her and want to do anything we can to help her. We would appreciate any suggestions at this point.