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Old 05-25-2012, 11:43 AM   #31
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First we did early intervention with early steps at 2yo. They told us he had red flags for ASD. one year later the same doc diagnosed him with classic autism. she was a psychologist. Were now a year out from the diagnosis. We did a year of hardcore early intervention between two and three. He now does OT and ST.

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #32
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Re: If you have a child with add, adhd or a spectrum disorder....or other disorders..

My oldest son is high functioning austistic and was diagnosed first by a developmental psychologist and then by a neurologist specializing in autism.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:42 AM   #33
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Re: If you have a child with add, adhd or a spectrum disorder....or other disorders..

I'm interested in this thread also. Son has ADHD with tendency toward ODD but was diagnosed by a behavioral specialist...I'm not really happy with the meds and she always tells us to do a reward chart which does not work well for DS who is 8 and could care less if we take things away. I was told by a friend her DS had always seen a neurologist for his ADHD...
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:53 AM   #34
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Re: If you have a child with add, adhd or a spectrum disorder....or other disorders..

My son was diagnosed by is regular doctor for ADHD. I took in all of my concerns along with documentation from the teacher at school and what I had at home. It only took one appt and he was on meds.
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Intersting to see how different docs deal with these disorders.

We have so few resources here in town. Have to wait a YEAR to be seen at the autism clinic and the only developmental ped is on hiatus with no date for return.

So we are sticking with our pyschiatrist diagnosis for now and starting therapy.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:30 AM   #36
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Re: If you have a child with add, adhd or a spectrum disorder....or other disorders..

I haven't taken DS to a doctor yet, but he is my spit and image personality-wise. I had some informal testing as an adult because no one tested for this in the early 70's. I am low-impulsive, but high-hyperactivity and moderately low attentiveness. DS is that exactly.

I am wary of testing on boys since ADD/ADHD is over-diagnosed for them and he is not in need of medication. There is nothing so debilitating about his behavior to require it. When he is older and can give thoughtful answers or if we are finding it difficult to manage him, then we'll have him assessed clinically.

I come from a family history (aunts and uncles as adults) of clinically diagnosed ADHD so I just feel competent enough to handle it for now. I am a bit worried about school. I had lovely kindergarten and 1st grade teachers that helped me settle in class. I seriously doubt my son will be that lucky so I am already researching the right environment for him to start off in. My younger brother (he was diagnosed at age 6) and I were better off having started school with some one-on-one attention. I am hoping that works for DS as well.
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