What kind of doctor/professional can diagnosis sensory processing disorder??? My 6 year old has a lot of sensory "issues" and is currently diagnosed with ADHD but my gut tells me either that's not the right diagnosis for him or there's something more here. We see an OT for fine motor skills and for sensory seeking behaviors and a pediatric neurologist for ADHD. I asked both and the OT said the neurologist would do the diagnosis and the neurologist said that the OT should. I… read more
The neuro should be doing it and if they do not want to I would see another one, an OT is for therapy not diagnosis so they do not do that.
We got our diagnosis from an OT. We were told by our developmental pediatrician they were the only one that could do it that insurance would accept.
Currently, the SIPT is the standard used to assess for SPD. A qualified OT can do the testing.
This link may be helpful.
Our developmental psychologist along with our speech therapist cam up with the diagnosis. First our speech therapist brought it to my attention. We then consulted our developmetnal psychologist who confirmed it. The school OT also confirmed it and began to work on it