We went to V's evaluation today in order to rule autism in or out. Good news: he is NOT on the spectrum and that was confirmed without a doubt. After talking with us though, she wants im to be evaluated by an Occupational Therapist (OT) for sensory issues. She did not witness the sensory issues herself but thinks it is a very high possibility. She did notice the processing issues though: the need for extra time to process what he hears and some related emerging coping skills (saying "huh" before giving the actual answer. she explained that it is a classic with kids having processing issues). She also added that if the sensory route is a dead end (evaluation does not reveal anything or no improvment after services), we should consider ADHD. She explained that we have to deal with the sensory FIRST, but she sees some red flags for ADHD. Just to keep it in the back of our mind for now. That really surprised me... I feel really good although we don't have a diagnosis yet. V will receive his weighted blanket later tonight (Hurray to the UPS truck!). It's not what I thought she would say, but the sensory stuff make sense. She said she felt good about V's prognosis. As long as we keep on working with him the way we do and maybe by adding Occupational Therapist (OT) to the mix, she feels V will cope very well with his issues. She also emphasized the importance of the preschool working with us. We cannot accept them ignoring the problem and if things don't get better at school, in the sense that he needs inclusion and extra help, then we'll have to think of different alternative for V. I guess, I'm gonna cross my fingers that the school is indeed taking it seriously and that our meeting yesterday was not just a show. This year, I will simply not settle for anything but the best. She also hopes that since we are working with him at such a young age, he might overcome his issues before elementay school starts. One year seems kinda short, but who knows? I know that early intervention can do wonders (my oldest completely over came a severe speech delay). Ok, time to learn a bit more about Sensory Integration Disorder (SID)!!