why do i have to go to MD in town to have daughter tested for autism, have had two appts, next one, third is thursday, and doctor still has not determined, but a few women who are therapist can decide if daughter has after meeting her once in my home and a couple of them observed her at daycare.
i asked, when the M.D. makes final testing, the school system will not change their opinion if given the doctors findings.
does this sound ass backwards?
i guess i should not be surprised, everything is assbackwards when trying to get help for child with autism, autism is a lesson (for parents) in red tape, ass backward professionals who think they know your child more than you, after all they have spent 30 minutes watching her play on the school playground
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 11:54 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
What kind of doctor are you seeing? A general practitioner or a NeuroDevelopmental Pediatrician, Neurologist, and/or Psychologist!? The latter three are the ones BEST qualified to diagnose ASDs
Someone who deals with atypical developmental issues, is going to recognize the signs and symptoms of Autism--which encompasses Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Asperger's. A simple Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), an evaluation by speech and occupational therapists, coupled with the parents observations and input, will result in a "yea or nay" diagnosis.
The primary signs of Autism are: http://www.autismtoday.com/autism_14_signs.htm
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:18 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 5:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
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Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 5:22 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
I believe if a doctor diagnoses a child then the school has to use the professionals opinion. You need to look into that for sure. There are advocates that you can call to help you sort through the BS of the school's. It should take more than a few minutes of observation to diagnose anything. Your doctor seems to doing it the right way IMO. Call the state advocates in your state, they are out there, finding will take a little research on your part because the schools typically don't want you to know about it.
Answer by Cindy18 at 6:10 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
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