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Update on ds.

Posted by on Sep. 23, 2014 at 6:53 PM
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Yesterday was his psychologist appointment. It went well. He goes back on November 3rd. When we go back, the dr is going to have us fill out a questionnaire to determine if autism is something that needs to be tested for or not. In the meantime the dr wants a journal from his teacher and myself, both dietary and behavioral, to see if there is something that causes his bad behaviors.

So, my question is, do I put times? How detailed does it need to be? Anything else?
by on Sep. 23, 2014 at 6:53 PM
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Foolynroo2
by on Sep. 23, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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I would detail date and times of all eating, sleeping and bad behavior.


Bleusockmonkey
by Bad.monkey on Sep. 23, 2014 at 6:56 PM
Ok, sounds good. Thanks.

Quoting Foolynroo2:

I would detail date and times of all eating, sleeping and bad behavior.

DameDeLaMer
by on Sep. 23, 2014 at 6:57 PM
I'd definitely keep it updated daily. Perhaps relative time would be okay. Such as blah blah before school. Blah blah in the car after shopping.

Once again, I have no experience.
Bleusockmonkey
by Bad.monkey on Sep. 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Me neither. This is a first time for me. I'm just wondering how detailed is too detailed vs what isn't enough detail? Kwim?

Quoting DameDeLaMer: I'd definitely keep it updated daily. Perhaps relative time would be okay. Such as blah blah before school. Blah blah in the car after shopping.

Once again, I have no experience.
DameDeLaMer
by on Sep. 23, 2014 at 7:06 PM
In this situation, I don't think it could be too detailed. Something you may see as not a contribution could mean something to the dr. If it's too much, s/he can skip what seems to be overkill. I'd rather have it all then not enough in your situation.

Quoting Bleusockmonkey: Me neither. This is a first time for me. I'm just wondering how detailed is too detailed vs what isn't enough detail? Kwim?

Quoting DameDeLaMer: I'd definitely keep it updated daily. Perhaps relative time would be okay. Such as blah blah before school. Blah blah in the car after shopping.

Once again, I have no experience.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 23, 2014 at 7:10 PM
This may sound dumb, but I would write it in words as opposed to sentences.

Ex:
8:39 pm. Bed, no issues.

Not:
At 8:39 pm, I put my darling child to bed with a kiss on his forehead. He behaved wonderfully and I was happy he will be getting a good night sleep.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 23, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I kept a food log.  The time and what it was he ate.  I would guess with behavior you would want to detail the actions, as well as what was happening directly before and the out come. 

JCKitten87
by Platinum Member on Sep. 23, 2014 at 7:14 PM
I agree & try to be patient OP. It took 4 years of specialist to diagnose my dd

Quoting Foolynroo2:

I would detail date and times of all eating, sleeping and bad behavior.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 23, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Also to add--with the food log, you could take a picture of the ingredient list of each food if you have it.  My DD was having a skin reaction to something in her food and I figured it out by doing an elimination process looking at the ingredients.

Bleusockmonkey
by Bad.monkey on Sep. 23, 2014 at 7:41 PM
Yeah, I probably would never write something like that sentence. Lol. But, that's good info. Thanks.

Quoting Anonymous 1: This may sound dumb, but I would write it in words as opposed to sentences.

Ex:
8:39 pm. Bed, no issues.

Not:
At 8:39 pm, I put my darling child to bed with a kiss on his forehead. He behaved wonderfully and I was happy he will be getting a good night sleep.
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