The A-Man Report

It’s been a few days since I took Ace to meet with L, the new therapist, and I’ve been meaning to update.  I think that overall, it went pretty well.  L agreed that he was under-registering vestibular and proprioceptive input as I had suspected.  However, he was playing so well and with purpose while we were there that I was having my doubts as to whether or not she would recommend we even come back.

I told her not only my concerns about his needs and behavior, but also the worry that in the hour a week that she sees him, that he will be “normal” and she will just discharge him and I will be back where we started.  She said, however, that based on my observations and input about him, she feels he will benefit not only from the intensive sensory input he can get through the weekly sessions, but also from the time away from Nate (AKA attention hog).  I also think it will be good for me to be able to talk to her about my concerns for him, and well as progress he makes. Continue reading »


Where There’s a Will…

…there’s a way.  Last night, as I was laying in bed, it dawned on me how I can pay for therapy for Ace.  If I pay for a few hundred dollars worth up front, I can submit to my FLEX spending and get reimbursed within a week or two.  So that way, we’ve got a month or two of therapy paid for, then that gives us time to save up for the next group of sessions.  I called back first thing this morning to let them know I want an appointment so we go at 1:30 pm on Thursday.

The therapist called me to set the appointment and I liked her.  I gave her the brief version of what we’ve been through so far, and why we stopped seeing the last Occupational Therapist (OT).  The last one was good the first visit, but the second visit, she kept saying how Ace seemed “fine” and asking me if I felt he needed the therapy, which made me question myself and feel like I was wasting her time, so we never went back. Continue reading »