We just had our first ARD today and everything went quite well. We decided to sign Sammy up for the SD program which is 2 days a week for 2 hours each time. It is a very intensive language and self help class. It sounds really great actually. My question is this. Without these 2 days a week of SD speech Sammy goes to school on those 2 days and 3 days we have to be out of the house at 8:15 drive an hour to go to therapy for 2-3 hours drive an hour to come home and have him be exhausted from all of the hard work. You add these 2 days he will have therapy 5 days a week no time for his school which he loves. He has friends there. Is this overkill? I am thinking to quit the private therapy for now. OUr point being, his main problem is behavioral. Today, he learned everything by the second try. Meaning, if he deicides he wants to do something and not battle, he gets it immidiately. So, he will get it for therapy by the second try and at home he wont do it. Is it worth wearing him out and spending thousands of dollars when he can do this anywhere?