I haven't posted on TB in a loooooong time. DS, Colin, is almost 5 and was just diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. He was also tested for Autism Spectrum Disorder and was found to have markers (the biggest being that he stims and flaps his hands/arms), but not quite enough for a diagnosis. The psychologist who tested him wrote "ASD - Deferred," meaning that we will need to have him reassessed as he gets older to see if he has developed more markers. She explained that many kids can't truly be diagnosed until they reach an age (somewhere between 8 and 10) where their peers are developing socially, but they seem to stay behind.
Are there any SPD mommies here? We're waiting for a referral to an OT and I don't know what to expect just yet. He will also be starting kindergarten at a public school in the fall, and I worry because at preschool he's been hitting and pushing his classmates when he starts to feel overstimulated.
I'm hoping that OT will be helpful to him and that we'll be able to get him the resources he needs at school.