Hello, I w
as hoping to get some advice from you ladies.
My son just turned two, when he was 18 months old he was identified as having a speech delay (no words then), we put him in EI and has been working with the same instructor since. We have seen a lot of progress but he is still behind. Outside of his speech my DH and I do not see any other concerns, he seems like a typical 2 year old. About a month ago DS started throwing tantrums when the EI instructor shows up, personally I think he doesn't want to be interrupted and have to sit down for an hour. He tantrums for a few minutes and then works with her just fine. The instructor thinks that DS is showing sensory and self regulation issues and is pushing us to put him in occupational therapy. She has talked about it for the last couple sessions and gave us a weighted vest to have him wear to calm him down. I am not convinced the vest is making a difference. She is convinced that if we got him into occupational therapy for sensory concerns that it will help his speech. While she is the professional it is hard for me to see any sensory concerns when she isn't around. He is perfectly happy and has no problem with other kids, family, strangers. He does throw tantrums but not excessively, he is also very active and has a hard time sitting still.
The only other people he acts like this around is the doctor or the dentist. Understandably these are not fun places for children. I did make an appointment for a consult with an occupational therapist for a second opinion but I can't get in for a month.
So in the mean time, do you guys have any advice? Do you guys think it sounds like my son may have sensory concerns or is this typical two year old behavior?