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Asperger's testing...

My son is going in for an evaluation to rule out Asperger's...They said it would take 4 hours. What are they gonna do to him for 4 hours? The receptionist just said it would be discussed when we got there and that it was standard procedure...

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Jul. 14, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • There are several different questionairres that you should fill out & his teachers fill out. The tester will do several IQ aptitudes tests & also evaluate his emotional reactions.

    They should also send you to an allergist for a FOOD PANEL RAST TEST FOR IgE & IgG to rule out any food sensitivities.

    We were told for several years that our son was ADHD. Then finally Asperger's syndrome. It took going to a psychiatrist that specialized in autism to diagnosis his night rocking as RLS. They sent us for the allergy testing. This was the 3rd time he had been checked for allergies. But the first time for the IgG antibody. This is the one that shows a sensitivity.

    We removed the problem foods. Now we have a normal 9 year old boy.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 6:27 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • i believe it is more of a study of his behavior and reactions to certain situations. good luck!
    VictinaG

    Answer by VictinaG at 2:44 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • My son was tested over a period of weeks at school; there were writing tests, some coordination work, manipulatives...no big deal for any of them, really.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:45 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • If this initial exam is anything like my children's exams then:

    1.) The nurses will do standard height, weight, head circumference, blood pressure and reflex/muscle rigidity measurements,

    2.) Then your child will be evaluated by a Speech Therapist and Occupational Therapist (either together or separately

    3.) Then the doctor will ask you a bunch of developmental history questions regarding your son, along with your concerns

    4.) Then the doctor will evaluate your child him/herself

    5.) Then she will review the information she has, consult with the therapists, and give you a diagnosis.

    Both of my children have autism.....one has Asberger's (recently reclassified from borderline autism 5 years after initial diagnosis at age 2 1/2; the other one has mild autism, but we think is also exhibiting signs of Asberger's--my boys are now 7 1/2 and 5 1/2.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:48 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • There is nothing wrong with you calling back and asking for further explanation. Tests are interpreted differently by different evaluators. We sat in on evals for our son after one we had done had very confusing nonsense interpretations. If you sit on the testing, if they absolutely refuse which they should not, then ask the eval for YOUR child to be done in room with windows so you can observe testing TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT THE TESTER SEES AND HEARS FROM YOUR CHILD DURING THE EVALUATION.

    You can even show up for the testing and get additional questions answered then and reschedule. But then you'd probably have to pay for the time of the tester unless it's included in cost of testing. The results will probably be given to you on a separate date and that day's cost of results given will be included in testing fees.

    Don't be afraid mommy. It is scary but there are many levels of physical and learning differences.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:08 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • This one is just the initial evaluation. If they try to give you a diagnosis after this ONE time, demand a second opinion elsewhere.

    They will test gross motor, fine motor, speech, psychological, cognitive and social skills.

    lorikeet, if your son has Asperger's you really should know how to spell it correctly.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Jul. 14, 2009