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Getting A Diagnosis:Recieving A Referral----UPDATED & COMPLETED

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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.Generally,the process of getting an evaluation of sensory integration disorder may begin with your pediatrician or a specialist,either of whom might refer you to an occupatonal therapist You may refer yourself,since in most states,a medical referral isn't needed for a child to receive OT services(which is in contrast to physical therapy services,which often require a referrel).It is recommended,though,that you work with your childs pediatrician or medical specialist to be sure that medical conditions have been ruled out before a diagnosis of sensory integration disorder is applied.That referrel can be hard to getvif your childs docter is a nonbeliever.A doubting pediatrician may dismiss your request by dismissing and asserting that because there is no scientific proof that therapy with a sensory integration approach works,its all quackery.Don't let that discourage you.Hard facts and figures are difficult to come by in a field that is based mostly on observation and on a sensory profile that varys sharply from child to child,requiring an intenselypersonalized approach.While sold scientific evidence may be lacking ,there is strong anecdotal evidence from parents that this approach has made a significant difference in their children's ability to function.

If your childs docter refuses to consiider difficulty in sensory integration as apossible contributing factor for your childs struggle-----or is quick to suggest attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and prescribe medication,although those diagnoses are also made by largely by observation----consider switching to a pediatrician who is more willing to work with you on considering all options for your childs care.Ask around your community , especially among occupational therapists or parents whose children have successfully received a diagnosis of sensory integration disorder. You may be able to find a pediatrician who has an interest in sensory integration theory or a specialist who well make the referrel to have your child evaluated by an occupational therapist. Then againIf your child is eligible for public early intervention or special education services.OR you're not concerned about getting insurance coverage for the therepy ,you may be able to do at least the preliminary referring yourself.
Next time we well talk about early inter ventions but for now I wanna first say sorry this post took so long I hope to have one of my laptops up and running tomorrow my acer crashed and I think its my HDD but I should have my sony up tomorrow and the acer in the shop
So let me tell u diagnosis are never endingFirst there is the initial asd diagnosis then what type and then spd so be diligent and ask ???
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shell3m
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM

yep, so true!

marisab
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:32 PM
Just anote I am posting from my cell so this not the complete post my laptop crashed today
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marisab
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 9:57 PM

johny age 3

Hope my posts are imformative
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marisab
by on Feb. 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM
Smile and tell me how your path through autism is going
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marisab
by on Feb. 13, 2012 at 9:49 AM
Hey how is ur path through autism doing
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