V has lost speech services because of lack of progress. I was talking to his Occupational Therapist (OT) about it, and he is due for a 6 months reassessment (Already! time goes by so fast). She said that she could work on functional communication with V as it falls into Occupational Therapist (OT). I really did not know that Occupational Therapist (OT) could work on communication. But it actually seems like good news. But what is functional communication?? The Occupational Therapist (OT) is happy of his progress as the sensory issues are pretty much under control, he can now get dressed on his own and will fix his clothes with only 1 verbal prompt, he tolerates imposed movements and is somewhat safer in his behaviors (crashing, jumping,etc). But she thinks there are still some issues such as understanding that a big gym block simply won't go through a narrow pathway. Or finding solutions to the problem, ie. putting the block sideways on its narrow side and then pushing it through. Or coming up with an idea to execute a plan (ie: building a fort), knowing how to play with his toys (not just dumping it all and going back to the same scenario over and over), accepting and following a serie of directions. When I ask her what one should call his challenges, she keeps on talking about processing issues but admits not to be very sure of the roots of the problems. She calls it subtle but impairing. Her boss is coming Thursday and we will all talk and come up with a new plan/goal for the next 6 months. Any insights, ideas, suggestions? Occupational Therapist (OT) is the only successful intervention so far, so those goals are even more important!