Occupational Therapy and Autism, A Mother’s Perspective

Jake is five years old. I have all the filled-out paperwork for possible Sensory Processing Disorder. I take Jake and the stack of paperwork to his appointment with the Occupational Therapist (OT). While Jake is lining up the car toys in her office, we sit down and go through the paperwork together. Our paperwork and the daycare are very similar. After clarifying a few things, she tells me that Jake does have Sensory Processing Disorder. I’ve been emotionally up and down all week while waiting for the appointment. Now I have an answer. “What are our next…