Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder, A Mother’s Perspective

Jake is four years old. He has just finished his YMCA basketball season, where he was noticeably different from all his teammates. Something is off with Jake. I approach my husband. He thinks Jake is just different and will grow out of it. He is dealing with some depression, so I don’t want to push it with him.

It is time for Jake’s five-year-old check-up. During his doctor’s appointment, I bring up my concerns with his Pediatrician. Jake is physically healthy, but she agrees Jake doesn’t sound typical for a child his age…