k2bdeutmeyer Posted August 14, 2012 Share Posted August 14, 2012 DD FINALLY (we waited 3-4 months) had her occupational therapy evaluation today. Bad news is that they cannot diagnose auditory processing disorder. Apparently, it takes a special kind of audiologist to officially diagnose it, and she was pretty certain that we don't even have one here in Iowa. BUT, she felt pretty confident in saying that she has "auditory processing deficiencies". I feel so validated. I KNEW there was something going on there! But....there's more bad news. The treatment she's recommending (because DD scored so highly on all her motor skills) is Integrated Listening Systems (http://www.integratedlistening.com). Recommended frequency is at least 3x/week, but preferably more (upwards of even 6x). The program she would recommend for DD would be 40 sessions. Here is the problem.....insurance will only pay for her to go to the clinic 1x/week. We would have to rent or buy a system to do the rest. Rent would be $50 per WEEK!!!! Or.....we could (hahahaha!) buy one for approx $1500. So....does anybody have any experience with this system? Thoughts on it? I didn't have time to ask her about other options, because DD was sobbing. We actually had to cut the evaluation a little short. DD has a scrape on her arm that appears to be infected and was causing too many problems, so we just stopped. We go back on Thursday to do her final test (the one specifically for APD type symptoms) and I can ask then. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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