I've just had my first occ therapist appointment and filled in the sensory profile form. The occ therapist is seeing him in two weeks to start therapy. Unfortunately DS was not in a very co-operative mood. I don't know what to expect either.
Glad I am not alone! Perhaps we can share experiences.When we get appointment the first one will be a disaster as DS will only want to know the layout of the room first and discuss the knots on the skirting board or the crack in the ceiling, why she is using a particular pen and does she eat and sleep in there He would have to go at least twice to just get the scanning the area out of his system first.
Different areas seem to do things differently. My son had an assessment two weeks ago and had a similar outcome from the sensory profile. I am yet to receive his report/program but from what she said it will be a load of exercises to do at home and at school.
Nadia, I think it depends on the age of the child and possibly where you live. The first time we were referred by our health visitor, the second time the SENCO (but she had to get the school nurse to sign the form) and the third time I was able to refer back myself as I had been given a "parental re-referral form" and his physio did a separate referral at the same time just to make sure.
Same here community Paed referred us. What finally finished our appointment was someone else came and sat at the other end of the room. Also DS spotted a water depensing machine and that was it. Me running down the room to get away from the other people and getting him away from the water machine.