I have not been around too much. Life gets busy and, although problems persist, I don't want to talk about the same old stuff all the time. lol V started school last week, this week being his first full week. He likes it and don't fuss about going. He even tells me what they do, sometimes in details. His talking go him in trouble though this week. He had silent lunch 2x but was not affected by it at all. When I tried to talk to him about it, he went into drama mode so I stopped. The teacher put hm on his individual desk today when it was time to do writing and other work. She said that it helped A LOT. He does get wiggly during circle time but did not get in trouble for it yet. I reminded the teacher to take out the weighted vest but of course not to force it. I explained that the talking was part of impulse control and that punishing would probably won't help. She seemed to agree. The teacher is a smart lady and we have good communication. So we'll have to see how it goes... V had a new speech assessment today and she confirmed Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). We talked a lot about ALL of his issues and she said that with kids like V it's hard to know which it is: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) creating the issues, or the string of issues looking like Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) works mainly with low functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) kids. So then she called her colleague who specializes in Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). The colleague said V is the typical case of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and that we also should see a neurologist to see if there is some genetic markers or other imbalance/intoxication of the brain. I shared that V has been referred to a GI doctor for his eating issues (he now pretty much just eats hot dogs and bread). The colleague was not surprised of those issues as they are supposed to be all linked. on the other hand, the colleague strongly disagreed with V being on the spectrum and even said not to persue the evaluation with this reputable university program! She said that if we persue, V will get a Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) diagnosis for sure and it won't help him at all... I was quite puzzled by this staement to say the least. The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) evaluator did not go against her colleague's statement but chose not to say anything to it. V is going to stay on the waiting list but I do find her opinion kind of weird. To her credit, she seemed very knowledgeable in Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and gave me some useful tips. V won't be able to have speech at this place because there are no opening in this afternoon at this time.. So I guess I have a bit more info than I did yesterday but not super helpful right now.