What If You Can't Get One?
So your doctor doesn't believe in sensory integration disorder. There's no trained occupational therapist in your area. Your child's school occupational therapist doesn't know much about it. You can't afford to pursue a diagnosis or to pay for the therapy if you get one. You're certain that sensory integration is part of your child's puzzle, but tests don't confirm it. That doesn't mean you can't apply sensory integration theory to your child's behavior or do activities that will help bring his sensory system into balance. It just means that you're going to have to do all the work.
This book will show you how to understand your child better, care for him better, play with him better, advocate for him better, and appreciate him more. You'll learn how to assess the functioning of sensory systems, and what to do about malfunctions. You will be empowered to help your child in ways you never were before. It's not a diagnosis, but it's a start.