I tried updating my "Gaige" thread, but it wasn't letting me, so I'll just start a new thread.
We had an excellent appointment! I'm so relieved. The doctor started off by saying that Gaige's scores for his evaluations are not that bad and he'd consider him to be borderline and barely qualifies for therapy, but that he does qualify and is obviously benefiting from it. He said that he doesn't see any signs of autism in Gaige--especially the big sign which is the no eye-contact and lack of social skills. Gaige was high-fiving and hugging the doctor the entire appointment. He does see the sensory processing disorder and lack of speech and language, but with developmental preschool and occupational therapy it's something he could outgrow before kindergarten. Woohoo! Our insurance covers only 25 therapy sessions (of any kind) per year, so I ask the doctor if he recommends speech therapy or occupational therapy and he basically asked "What's a bigger problem--hiis lack of communication or his tantruming and sensory seaking?" Bart and I both agreed that his overall behavior is a bigger problem, so we'll get him on a list for an occupational therapist a.s.a.p. He'll get occupational therapy and speech therapy in school, so starting next year we'll hold of on private OT so we can use that up during the summer months when he's not getting it in school. I thought that was great advice.