Wednesday, December 08, 2010

That terrible sensation you get

When you get an email from the head of your child's day care telling you they need to meet with you.... yeah, I have that right now.  They want to meet with me early next week to discuss strategies to use with Dylan as they've had a few "incidents". 

School is complaining because they've had a few "incidents".

My heart is breaking because I don't know how to get through to him.  I don't know what is wrong.  I can't fix it for him. 

I'm terrified that there is more to this than meets the eye.  He has been stimming up a storm lately.  His OT said if he could mainline sensory input he would.  There are days (most days actually) where he just doesn't seem to get enough. 

He needs more than what he's getting.  More what... I'm not sure.  I have no money to throw at this.  I already pay out of pocket for speech therapy (on top of the speech he gets at school), behavior therapy (thank Gd we have an appointment tonight), social skills class, one on one tutoring.  I'm trying to find someone who will do OT either at his day care or on the weekends but I have no idea where I'm going to get the money for it.  I'm also considering looking into Hippotherapy.  Right now... I just feel if I do anything else, it's worthless till we know what the hell is happening. 

If anyone has any insight, I'd love to hear it.


  1. Is this the school that is specifically for special needs kids? If so, I'm surprised that they wouldn't be used to coming up with creative solutions.

  2. Anonymous8:59 PM

    I have you research applying to medicad for your son. Medicad will be granted in PA due to your son having a "disability" and/or "developmental delay". You are able to maintain your current insurance and Medicad becomes your son's secondary insurance. The best thing is the Medicad then covers all the co-pays for therapies, doctor visits, etc. Of course the place you are taking your son for therapy has to accept Medicad but many therapy places geared towards children do accept Medicad. I know for a fact TheraPlay does. Our amazing son is from Guta. and we have been there and done this for him. Good luck.

  3. Hi Anon - wish you had posted with your name. We are actually in NJ and our therapists don't take any insurance at all. Seems like any of the half decent professionals in our area don't take any insurance. But thanks for the tip!