I would appreciate any advice you can offer. My son just turned three in early June. He has flat feet and low muscle tone throughout whole body. He is also speech delayed. We just went through the evaluation process through the school system. He starts preschool in September. My son does go to private physical therapy already. The occupational therapist from school says she has noticed he holds things in his left hand. She felt these reflexes are influencing him but not controlling him. I looked on google for some information on these reflexes and found it can be tied to cerebral palsy. When I brought this up in a conversation, she said she wouldn't offer any diagnosis but asked if we planned to see a geneticist. She also said he has some vestibular issues.
Also, the physical therapist from school kept telling me that her report will be educationally based. The school didn't accept the report from private PT because it wasn't "educationally based". Any ideas about what educationally based means?
I did ask her and she said, "well he can walk and go up stairs. I think I may see him once a week for a twenty minute session, mainly because he falls a lot". So, I have one report that says he has severe low muscle tone and extensively discusses the reflex issues, and vestibular issues. The school PT said she wants to see him in a classroom setting so I won't see her report until the second week of September.
I just feel so unsettled. Could it be cerebral palsy? What kind of things do I need to ask about educationally based PT? Have you heard that term before? Any experience with these reflexes? Please help! Thanks!