I spoke with the OT. Remember Sam's first session with her and the amazing happy little boy he was that day? Yea just one day and then it's all gone. M (ot) does not think that had anything to do with the session at all. So let's recap shall we? That morning Sam was upset because he wanted hot dogs for breakfast. None in the house so he had a melt down and head butted me. He got a time out and he cried about that for an hour. He watched The Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse....the 2 must see shows in the house. At lunch time he again wanted hot dogs. None in the house. This caused another melt down, more hitting and another time out. Miserable right up until M got here. Why? Besides not having hot dogs he was also mad because Mickey Mouse was not on. Sam wants Mickey Mouse at his beckon call. How dare he not be on 24/7. Sam jumped right in and did his thing with M. M leaves. Sam gets upset over the fact that M is leaving. However I was able to distract him with...can you guess?.....Mickey Mouse because it was time for a second show! Then we went to the store and Sam was a very well behaved boy! And was the rest of the day. Even though he was told upteen million times that Mickey Mouse was not on anymore. And we still did not have hotdogs in the house! When told no he would just go and do something else. Very rare for Sam. Since that day we have 2 more visits with M. And did not get the same results in Sam because she brought puzzles and blocks. So if this is not related to the OT session on that day then what is it? Oh I know...it is related to the session and M does not want to admit that this is what we are looking for in Sam to get Sam into summer school. It's called regression! I don't know how else it could any more clear! However since I know the ropes already....I brought this up with V (speech). Her thoughts? Write it down as it's a sign of regression. For one day he was able to get through his day without meltdowns and hitting even if it was after the session...it proves he is able to do so. I will go over M's head if that is what it takes! In fact I hope this is the only day this month that Sam does well. This way the regression lasts a long time and I have lots of data to share at his next meeting which will happen at the end of this month because he turns 3.
We met A (specail ed). I'm keeping an open mind with her. However she is more laid back than I think one should be for working with Sam. He leads and that truely is not helping me out. 2 visits and they both went like this. I'm hoping that she is just shy and needs to warm up. Sam is now expecting this to be the way things work around here now. He wants control over everything now. It's amazing what happens with just 2 sessions. Going to have a chat with her next week to get this fixed. I can't have this going on with him on top of everything else he is doing.
I do have some good news though...imagine that!...LOL
Sam has been using the potty now every single day from the time he wakes up till he goes to bed! Today is day 5 of this!!!! I can't believe we are here doing this! And in case you are wondering what my secret is? We ran out of pull ups the day before we got hubby's last check from work. We had one left and that needed to be for bedtime. So I hid the pull up in the towels in the bathroom. He didn't even see me do it! I showed him the empty diaper bag and the empty bag from the pull ups and he went and got under wears and put them on and started using the potty right away! He didn't hear me talking with daddy in code about hiding them. He didn't see me hide them and because he was the one who got the last pull up he knew there was no more!
Hubby is at work right now! And he works this weekend too! And he will be home in time to fire up the grill so I don't have to cook tonight either! It's a blessing all around!