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How do I go about it?

Posted by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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Getting a diagnosis for DD. I'm at my wits end with her and yes not helping that I'm mentally ill myself. She kicks, hits punches, etc., me because it's just me and her and I'm 7 months pregnant. She actually will jump on my stomach, kick it, punch it, etc. In school, she's getting worse too. Not eating and acting up. She is said to possibly have SPD but it hurts beyond that. I know it. I can't be a better mom until I understand what I'm up against.

What should I do first to figure this out? She's 3. She will be 4 in October.
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dawncs
by Dawn on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:16 AM
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I would get into touch with a developmental pediatrician or a psychologist. They can help you the most. I recommend talking to her pediatrician for a referal to one. Just remember it takes time to see one at times.

Momof4AEMW
by Gold Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:18 AM

 I would ask her pedi for a referral to a developmental pediatrician or developmental psychologist.  They can evaluate her for learning disabilities, behavior, attention, etc and give you a picture of what you are dealing with.  They will also recommend strategies, therapies, and interventions that may be helpful for your child.  Best of luck!

Cindy18
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Could part of her behavior be the fact that you are about to have another baby? I am by no means saying that's all of the issue but maybe it's a catalyst for it. 

Where is the evaluation being done? 

mandee1503
by Amanda on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:50 AM
Push for her to be evaluated. Get in with a specialist. Good luck.
arkansasmama08
by Gold Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 9:24 AM
It might be a little faster to go through your school system, or early intervention. You should be able to find them in the phone book. They can do the evaluations and at least give you an idea of what you are dealing with while you're waiting for the specialist.
briellesmomma
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM
She's in CPSE Pre-k now but she hasn't been officially evaluated for any diagnosis. Thru just have her as developmentally delayed.

Quoting Cindy18:

Could part of her behavior be the fact that you are about to have another baby? I am by no means saying that's all of the issue but maybe it's a catalyst for it. 

Where is the evaluation being done? 

briellesmomma
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM
I tried that. She's in a CPSE school. They have her as developmentally delayed. They didn't want to "label" her this early but I'm starting to lose my mind because I don't know how to handle her without the diagnosis.

Quoting arkansasmama08: It might be a little faster to go through your school system, or early intervention. You should be able to find them in the phone book. They can do the evaluations and at least give you an idea of what you are dealing with while you're waiting for the specialist.
crazy4chapstick
by Bronze Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 12:40 PM
Weird the child physiologist at my daughter's school told me she didn't want to "label" her this early either. They only diagnosed her with expressive & receptive language disorder but I know there is more going on.

Quoting briellesmomma: I tried that. She's in a CPSE school. They have her as developmentally delayed. They didn't want to "label" her this early but I'm starting to lose my mind because I don't know how to handle her without the diagnosis.

Quoting arkansasmama08: It might be a little faster to go through your school system, or early intervention. You should be able to find them in the phone book. They can do the evaluations and at least give you an idea of what you are dealing with while you're waiting for the specialist.
briellesmomma
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 12:51 PM
I wonder why that is? Clearly something is wrong with her and they know it but won't diagnose her. It's frustrating.

Quoting crazy4chapstick: Weird the child physiologist at my daughter's school told me she didn't want to "label" her this early either. They only diagnosed her with expressive & receptive language disorder but I know there is more going on.

Quoting briellesmomma: I tried that. She's in a CPSE school. They have her as developmentally delayed. They didn't want to "label" her this early but I'm starting to lose my mind because I don't know how to handle her without the diagnosis.

Quoting arkansasmama08: It might be a little faster to go through your school system, or early intervention. You should be able to find them in the phone book. They can do the evaluations and at least give you an idea of what you are dealing with while you're waiting for the specialist.
Cindy18
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I think you should find a developmental clinic and get a real doctor to evaluate her. IMO, the school employees aren't always the best people to diagnose your child.

Quoting briellesmomma: I wonder why that is? Clearly something is wrong with her and they know it but won't diagnose her. It's frustrating.
Quoting crazy4chapstick: Weird the child physiologist at my daughter's school told me she didn't want to "label" her this early either. They only diagnosed her with expressive & receptive language disorder but I know there is more going on.
Quoting briellesmomma: I tried that. She's in a CPSE school. They have her as developmentally delayed. They didn't want to "label" her this early but I'm starting to lose my mind because I don't know how to handle her without the diagnosis.
Quoting arkansasmama08: It might be a little faster to go through your school system, or early intervention. You should be able to find them in the phone book. They can do the evaluations and at least give you an idea of what you are dealing with while you're waiting for the specialist.


~~Cindy

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