Thursday, July 5, 2012

Alphabet Soup

On Tuesday, Butterfly has her appointment with her developmental pediatrician. It has been 3 1/2 months since her diagnosis and I had really hoped to have accomplished so much more by this point. She has not started any new therapies yet .. this is because of waiting lists. When your child needs therapy, you will wait to get it .. and when you do get it, it won't be cheap.

So far Butterfly has been prescribed ST and OT. That is Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy. These are to help her with the alphabet soup of diagnoses she has been given. ASD (autism spectrum disorder), SPD (sensory processing disorder), and OSI (other symbolic dysfunction). There are also other therapies that I think I need to ask about and they all come with some letter name too.

So, I am trying to prepare myself for this appointment by learning as much about autism, possible things that Butterfly may be dealing with, and therapies available so that I can have an effective conversation with her developmental pediatrician about her progress and where we go from here. Then on Thursday (a week from today), one of the waiting lists will end and she will have her OT eval at a local rehab center for kids.

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