Who exactly diagnoses SPD?
(sugar land, tx)
I have a beautiful and very loving 3 year old son. My son hasn't officially been diagnosed w/SPD, but he does have symptoms. He can't stand when someone touches his head. Haircuts are awful. I have to chase him around the whole house to brush his hair. It used to be where you couldn't touch his hands as well. That has gotten a lot better.
He has transition problems. He has problems going to new places, its like he gets an anxiety attack. He gets really scared and won't stop crying. Early Child Intervention started seeing my son at 2 1/2ys for speech delay. They noticed the same things I saw. He learned how to suck from a straw at 2 1/2 because he couldn't figure out how to use a straw.
He recently started a special program this year. It's like school, a bus picks him up and brings him home. He was recently evaluated by an OT and I was told he is delayed in his fine motor skills and he qualifies for OT 4 times a week and he will be receiving OT at school.
I have attended two ARD meetings already to discuss his progress. He has progressed a lot. He knows his alphabet,number, and colors. He can do simple puzzles and stack blocks. His speech is much better. He is talking in phrases now and is very verbal at home.
I know he has classic symptoms of SPD, but he hasn't been officially diagnosed. Who makes that diagnosis? A child psychologist? My baby seems so normal at home now that he is talking and singing and dancing. Is this something that will go away? I really don't know how to take this all in.