Where to start?
My son was 31 weeks premature and had a brain hemorrhage. Today he is healthy and mostly happy having just turned 5. But we are struggling with school we know that he is sensory seeking, all you need to do is meet him but because so much of his issues and behavior seem to be able to be blamed on being "hyper" we are struggling to get a diagnosis AND treatment.
We spent the summer in OT for a fine motor delay but couldn't get them to commit to anything further than suggesting we try a sensory diet and giving us suggestions. We have seen his pediatrician who often works with preemies who agrees that there are issues and has been willing to send us to a developmental ped. We are awaiting that appointment in January. In the meantime, our insurance will not cover any more OT, and the school won't provide services without a diagnosis or evaluation and he is on the waiting list for an eval.
We want to help him now. Waiting and seeing just isn't enough. Today he loves life, is confident and interacts well with others but I can see it beginning to change, I can see him resisting school and starting to act out. I don't want to just sit and let things happen. Does anyone have a suggestion on what we can do now?
Have you found food allergies to be a part of this, do we try going gluten or dairy free?
To be honest at this point we will take all the help we can get!