Processing Disorder and Occupational Therapy

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.

Jacq: Therapy?

Me: Mmm Hmm.

Jacq: Therapy. Tha Tha Therapy. T-H.

Then she walked out of the room. πŸ™‚

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One Response to Processing Disorder and Occupational Therapy

  1. Diane Renna says:

    Hi πŸ™‚ Hartley just sent me the link to your post…it is Diane, Meghan’s mom from “Meghan’s World.” I am glad to hear that our book is helping you and your daughter. It sounds like Jaquelyn would benefit from the Berard AIT therapy. My son, Michael (11yo) is going to do this thearapy in two weeks while he is on Spring Break from school. I highly recommend it. It will help all the issues she is facing. This is one of the therapies that help Meghan tremendously…it is only 10 days and it changes the life of a child for the rest of their lives! Best wishes on your journey to wellness.

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