When is an eval needed?

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Registered: 03-30-2005
When is an eval needed?
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Mon, 01-12-2009 - 12:39am

Hi all! I havent been here in a long time. I used to hang around because of my now 3-year old who has autism. But now I have a question about my (nearly) 2 year old.

Addie has some sensory issues. She had a very hard time adjusting to long sleeves when winter started (huge tantrums and kept taking them off). She screams if her diaper is even a tiny bit wet and demands to have it changed. She rocks on our sofa by throwing herself hard against the back - she can do it for 30+ minutes at a time.

She was a newborn when her big sis was diagnosed, so I have always been watching her for signs of autism, but other than the sensory stuff she doesnt have any. She talks in sentences, has great imaginary play skills, and overall has met all her milestones. Do you think I should have her evaluated by an OT? Would EI do anything for a kid with no other delays? I'm struggling a little at home b/c her sensory needs are very different from my other child, so I'm not sure that the things I have set up for older DDs sensory diet are appropriate for Addie. But, since her issues are relatively mild...

Any suggestions for me? TIA!

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Registered: 01-13-2008
Tue, 01-13-2009 - 2:38pm
i would contact early intervention right away, doesnt hurt to have them come and do an eval !! this way u can have some peace of mind.
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Registered: 10-05-2006
Mon, 01-19-2009 - 11:36pm
ditto Amy...get an eval from EI.
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