It’s time for Jacquelyn to go to occupational therapy. While she is doing so much better than she was two years ago, I feel I’ve taken her as far as I can. The pediatrician is using the label Auditory Processing Disorder. That will work for now, although I do feel it’s really more complicated than that. She has some of the aspects of APD, some of Asperger’s Syndrome, and nearly all of those associated with Auditory Defensiveness, a sensory processing disorder. Hopefully we will get a real answer in the next few months. I’m so excited to be trying something new and so is Jacquelyn. We’ve been reading a book called Megan’s World that was given to us by a good friend, a book about a little girl with SPD. She is excited to feel better in art class the way the little girl feels better in the book.
I just told her we were on the list for therapy, and this is the way the conversation went:
Me: Hey, Jacq I got you on the wait list for therapy so they will call us when we can go.
Me: Mmm Hmm.
Jacq: Therapy. Tha Tha Therapy. T-H.
Then she walked out of the room. 🙂