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Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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Bryley goes Monday to a child psychologist to start his diagnosis process. I'm nervous.

And of course, he's in a phase now where he seems so "normal"

Has anyone's child ever not been diagnosed but you swore they would?
I'm so confused & nervous & scared.

They are good at diagnosing right? Lol silly question I know.

Sighhhh
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RochelleFS
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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rsclutch86
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

No it is not a silly question. I dont know how the doctor you are going to proceeds with the diagnoses process but when i took my daughter they had me fill out questionnares and they scored them like tests then they also talked to her and i. It was great because I got to documen how things normally are and then let them know if it was a down time for her or not.

MommyRJ
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:19 PM
Yeah they mailed me a giant packet of questions.

Should I bring DH?

I'm so anxious.


Quoting rsclutch86:

No it is not a silly question. I dont know how the doctor you are going to proceeds with the diagnoses process but when i took my daughter they had me fill out questionnares and they scored them like tests then they also talked to her and i. It was great because I got to documen how things normally are and then let them know if it was a down time for her or not.

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ROGUEM
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM

 My children always seem so normal at home, but if I take them to a park or McDonalds and they are around their peer it become so obvious.

Specialists are aware of this and will usually put our children in situations were their autistic tendencies will show.  Most of the information will come from you and how you feel our the Autism questionnaires.

Please keep us posted.

 

MommyRJ
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:22 PM
That makes sense. Thanks :)

I will for sure


Quoting ROGUEM:

 My children always seem so normal at home, but if I take them to a park or McDonalds and they are aroung their peer it become so obvisious.


Specialist are aware of these and will usually put our children in situations were their autisitic tendencies will show.  Most of the information will come from you and how you feel our the Autism questionaires.


Please keep us posted.


 

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ROGUEM
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:27 PM

 They took Jonathan into a room full of toys and gave him instructions.  They counted the length of time he played with each toy, how he played, if he followed the rules, if he could do give and take play, if he would clean up when asked, etc.  These are things all children should be able to do with little or no problem but to our kids are very hard.   I remember there were 38 different toys and a neurotypical child would normally play with 9-12 of them in the time allowed.  My son played with 35 of them....LOL   His ADHD was off the chain at that time. 

Quoting MommyRJ:

That makes sense. Thanks :)

I will for sure


Quoting ROGUEM:

 My children always seem so normal at home, but if I take them to a park or McDonalds and they are aroung their peer it become so obvisious.


Specialist are aware of these and will usually put our children in situations were their autisitic tendencies will show.  Most of the information will come from you and how you feel our the Autism questionaires.


Please keep us posted.


 

 

MommyRJ
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM
Yeah that sounds like Bryley. He has a very hard time with transitions too.

Quoting ROGUEM:

 They took Jonathan into a room full of toys and gave him instructions.  They counted the length of time he played with each toy, how he played, if he followed the rules, if he could do give and take play, if he would clean up when asked, etc.  These are things all children should be able to do with little or no problem but to our kids are very hard.   I remember there were 38 different toys and a neurotypical child would normally play with 9-12 of them in the time allowed.  My son played with 35 of them....LOL   His ADHD was off the chain at that time. 


Quoting MommyRJ:

That makes sense. Thanks :)

I will for sure



Quoting ROGUEM:


 My children always seem so normal at home, but if I take them to a park or McDonalds and they are aroung their peer it become so obvisious.



Specialist are aware of these and will usually put our children in situations were their autisitic tendencies will show.  Most of the information will come from you and how you feel our the Autism questionaires.



Please keep us posted.



 


 

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aidensmomma508
by Wendy on Feb. 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Good luck! 

rsclutch86
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I would definately just fill out the questions and take the stuff with you. It will work out. GOOD LUCK

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