Sorry you have dealt with similar issues. Ugh. The feeding specialist works in a clinic with a bunch of specialists..OT, ST, etc...We only see the specialist, but the ST was there for the initial diagnosis. SPD is the specialists area of expertise and she is, from what I can tell, one of the leaders in that field. I'm not entirely convinced that he has SPD, but she sees signs and says his oral motor skills are regressing the last two months because of it. However, she is out of network and our insurance refuses to pay. The people we have see n that are in network have not been helpful at all...including those at the Children's Hospital. But, we may need to continue our search of in-network providers and/or bite the bullet and pay for her services.
Hope you and your daughter are doing well.