Paperwork and Autism, A Mother’s Perspective

Jake is five years old. We have just been to an Occupational Therapist and given a stack of questionnaires to fill out. The therapist thinks Jake may have Sensory Processing Disorder. I get a free moment and pull out the pile of paperwork and start going through it. The first one I pull out is called Sensory Profile Caregiver Questionnaire. There are a series of questions like, “Enjoys strange noises/seeks to make noise for noise’s sake” and “Looks carefully or intensely at objects/people”. The responses are Always, Frequently, Occasionally, Seldom, and Never. My husband and I…