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Could Sons Diagnoses Be Wrong?

Could Sons Diagnoses Be Wrong?

Even though I have 2 much older boys, my 2&1/2 yr old Ryan seems genius to me. From early on I could telL he was 'advanced'. He walked at 8 mos.He would stack Kenya blocks 5 high by 1yr (vertically ) and if he couldn't successfully, first thing next morning, he would get up..stack 5 high and go back to bed. When he began talking he would learn word..say Only That word for sometimes 2 weeks and not say it anymore. Which led to him quitting talking.At 2 I put him in speech therapy. Now after 4… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Half an hour is not nearly enough time to make a diagnosis like ASD. Some clinicians even insist on seeing the child more than once before they'll diagnose ASD. Others will only do as part of a multidisciplinary team in which all of the team members agree on the diagnosis. A competent SLP can diagnose ASD after performing an appropriate evaluation, but that doesn't sound like what happened. I agree with JillV that the only way to get an accurate diagnosis is to get a formal evaluation done by someone whose abilities you trust.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

The word autistic or ASD in itself means nothing. Your child is probably Asperger, Aspies tend to have higher than average intelligence. We are all aspies in my family: myself (officially diagnosed), my son (officially diagnosed), my dad, and a bunch of other persons. And we all have high level scientific degrees - well excepted for my son, he is only 5. From early on it was obvious he was a bright child. He spoke his first sentence only as 30 months but his language really exploded at 4 years 4 months old (raised with 2 languages). Look into Asperger, it's really a shame the DSM-V removed it from its vocabulary. Look at the US Autism and Asperger association, they explain the differences between autistic and Asperger.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank y'all. I actually talked with s different doctor yesterday ( a pediatrician within same office of Ryan's). He agreed that 'unofficial' DIAGNOSES was rather quick and gave us a referral for Glenwood in Birmingham in Al. Though the waiting list is 6 mos. I truly feel it will be worth it. Ryan definitely has some sort of DEVELOPMENTAL delay .When all is said and done if he's Autistic...so be it..we will face it head on. I just want the best treatment for ' whatever' it is.

posted over 6 years ago
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