Well, I took some of the advice that I deserved a little break, and I really haven’t been feeling well, so I took one! It really has been a crazy week! The boys will now have therapy 3 times a week. I’m still trying to grasp how to work our homeschooling around this, and I admit I’m feeling a little unprepared for the upcoming school year! I know we might get off to rocky start, but it will all start to balance out and flow nicely I’m sure! The princess has her Developmental Pediatrics appointment on Monday. It has taken us about 4 months to get this appointment, and it’s been with A LOT of frustration. Her doctor insisted she cannot go to therapy for Sensory Concerns until she has an official diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder made by Developmental Pediatrics. I fought this on many occasions. At one point I thought I finally got him to understand, but then he turned around and said since we now have an appointment for Developmental Peds we will just wait anyway. Since the boys both had their OT evaluations this week I asked her what she thought, and she was as confused as I was. Her point echoed mine – how would you know if a child needs therapy if you don’t refer them for the evaluation? Not to mention she has two brothers with special needs, which puts her in the high risk category – particularly when her behaviors/concerns are similar to theirs! We did also find out at B’s evaluation that he does have Sensory Processing Disorder in addition to PDD-NOS. I’m not surprised. It wasn’t until our younger 2 started exhibiting signs of SPD that I started to learn more about it, and I learned that A LOT of children on the Autism spectrum have SPD as well. It’s not always noted, though, because it is assumed it is actually part of the spectrum. That is a topic for another time, though, because it is already after midnight, and our little guy that has sleeping issues in conjunction with his SPD is restless again, so I am going to help him go back to sleep!
I have a few more great reviews and giveaway coming up this week and quite a few topics I want to cover, so stay tuned! You may have noticed I gave the site a little makeover, which is still in progress. I’m going to be rearranging and revamping some things as well! Thank-you all for your sweet encouragement to get some rest! It was much needed!
Oh, and guess what:
Seriously, I don’t go overboard with my birthdays ever, but it’s still fun to acknowledge it! haha Besides, I’ll only turn 31 once! I must make it a point to find some red velvet cake or cupcakes!