An Occupational Therapist (OT) whom I had contacted a long time ago rang me back this evening (she apologised, saying she has been ill). She asked me to describe what was wrong and seemed a bit surprised when I talked about all his sensory "fussiness" - to taste, smell, textures, etc. I explained he was hyperactive though we didn't know fully why. She asked about motor skills and I said he possibly had some fine motor skills difficulties. She said we could have an evaluation and that that would perhaps reassure me that all was normal... I kind of feel like I am starting things that go nowhere, or nowhere much. From what I read, early interventions are key, but on the other there is really very little, I am being told, that anyone can "do" for J at this stage. How tempting, as Ktllc spoke of, just to put my head back in the sand and pretend that J is perfectly fine except for the fact that he moves about all the time (and has temper tantrums, and can't deal with frustration, and gets verbally and sometimes physically, albeit mildly, violent). I'd really like to do that!! Just shut up about the ADHD "or whatever it is" and just imagine that I have an ordinary child (who doesn't get invited many places and whom I cannot take to social events because it just turns into mayhem). What's a body to do?