I'm Pamela. I'm new to this board but not new to the org. I lost my ID when all the changes went down, moved cross country when DH got out of the military and have been dealing with everything in between so I haven't made my way back to the org for quite some time. I've got a 2.5 year old (nov 09- born Oct 09) a 1 year old DD (July 11- born June 11). Dh is now ex military and I did daycare while living in Colorado (our duty station) but now I'm working at a bank. So with all that sai d, no troll here My old user name was MrsHooah2u in case some of you look familiar.. and so now I move on to earning new crowns DH got the snip in Jan so we are done with babies (and birth boards, waaa!).
Now onto the reason I'm here... In Oct 2011- at my son's 2 year wellbaby we FINALLY got his pedi to put him in for a speech eval (we noticed issues around 12m). Long story short he started to receive services in November while we were still in Colorado. Upon moving to Illinois we FINALLY got his services started back here in May (stupid IL dropped the ball BIG TIME on his services here..). He's been doing well with them so far. However, we had been starting to notice that DS was "different'. He didn't act like a normal 2.5 year old. His frustrations were out of control, he NEVER stopped, doesn't STTN, always going at high high energy. His ST started to notice this and mentioned to me that she felt he may be showing signs of some sort of sensory disorder. So none the less we are now in the process of having him evaluated for that with an OT.
I guess long story short: I'm looking for the "what to expect" moments of the eval. I'm hoping to get some answers that will help him. It's so frustrating and I'm start to feel more and more overwhelmed with the whole process (normal??). I feel like this should be "no big deal" and it shouldn't be upsetting but the more we get into this I can't help feel things like "will he be normal?" "how severe is this?" "will he be labeled in school (other than his IEP).." "will he 'outgrow' this?" I feel like I'm over reacting advice?? TIA ladies and I'm happy to have this board!