I just want to share the findings so far of the AWESOME Occupational Therapist we finally found. She has been doing a thorough assessment and really knows what she's doing. So far, I have learned that difficult child 1) has a very low visual processing speed 2) holds writing utensils too tightly and applies too much pressure 3) needs a dark blue "film" over everything that is medium to small print on white paper 4) needs oral stimulation (gum, straws, etc.) 5) needs to be allowed to move and fidget while he thinks 6) has visual tracking difficulty This is only 1/2 way through the assessment! The school Occupational Therapist (OT) evaluation found NO issues. Does anyone besides me see why school has been so difficult for him? Not to mention his Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) "thinking" and social issues. I am sooooo thankful for this woman and extremely happy that I have decided to enroll him in a virtual school. I only see things loking up from here!!! There IS light at the end of this very long tunnel! And we have the neuropsychologist coming up in November.