We started with a developmental pediatrician and were referred to a pediatric psychologist. After 4 months of seeing him, we have an ADHD diagnosis and a preliminary one of PDD-NOS.
It takes more than one test. I would never rely on a diagnosis given after one test. We had questionnaires filled out by us (the parents), his teachers and anyone else who spent a lot of time with him. We also have tried behavior modification and management to no avail.
All of his evaluations started when he was 3...he's just turned 5.
at 8:38 AM on Feb. 28, 2009