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Crystal - posted on 11/12/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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hi my name is crystal,

i have 2 kids, 7 and 6. my son is the six year old. he was diagnoised with sensory when he was 2. he has been in ot. and pt. off and on since then. we are currently fighting the school system to get ot threw their. haha.

we are out of money and can't afford to pay for ot anymore.

he is alot better but this new journey of doing it at home scares me.

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Jennifer Miller - posted on 12/04/2008

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Welcome Crystal! I am so sorry about the fight you're going through. Stay with it! Its amazing how much you can do! We've been through the public system as well. First the county system, (which I just finished paying off!) and now through the school system. They only do ST and not OT so we are in a pickle. I have even considered taking my daughter out of preschool to use the funds for his OT. His doctor thinks thats good. He gets on me about how concerned he is about my son. No pressure or anything...

But remember, you're not alone! We are here and will support you! My advice is to get your family (as many as possible) to share the load and support the techniques (sign language, compressions, etc) and your schedule and routine. That really helps! Keep it up, you're doing great!

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The state should have paid for his therapy until age 3 through early intervention. I can relate about fighting with the school district. That is what I am doing right now!

Crystal - posted on 11/14/2008

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i am sorry that you are dealing with that. brent doesn't really have discpline problems, his is more academic. he is in kindergarten, its actually not our school in particular it is the district. our school is doing all they can. it is just frustrating to me , cause they have this thing called no child left behind. well that is a load a crap. i have learend that the nicer i am to them , the more i get out of them

Beverly - posted on 11/14/2008

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We are dealing with the same thing. Our six year old is in first grade and he is above grade level in most things and at grade level in the other items. His problems are mainly more social and behavior and the school refuses to do anything since it is not effecting him "academically"...

Jaime - posted on 11/12/2008

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I am sorry that you are having to fight the school system on this. I do undertand though because my 3 year old gets speech and OT and I have been fighting for him to get into a special ed preschool for the school district to pay for. My 6 year old daughter gets OT at school once every 6 days, is that an option for your son? I hope that you can get what you need for your son, I don't think the school district people really understand SPD and think it is a made up disorder sometimes. Best of luck to you and keep fighting and go above the persons head you are talking to now if you can.

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