K. Erin - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son will be tested by the beginning of next year for PDD. The only reason why is because of the fact that the school that is testing him out sources their testing sources...and she is booked for the next two months, atleast. The OT that sees my son at school has added some behavioral modifications to his IEP and they are totally agreeable to my husband and I. However, my family and in-laws seem to have a huge problem with waiting to test him. I don't see why a diagnosis is needed if the behavioral modifications actually work. Any parent of a child with PDD can tell you that every child with PDD is different...different things set them off, there really isn't any guide lines you can follow or any advice you can ask from other PDD parents because your child may be completely different than anyone else's. So I guess my question is...what's the big deal with waiting for a diagnosis if he is already receiving behavioral therapy? I don't see my family's point on it because they are all uneducated about this particular problem...any advice would be great! BTW my son is super high functioning and we all believe he manipulated his former IEP to work in his favor...he basically pretends that he is fed up so he won't have to do certain work. Too dang smart! Anyways...please let me know what the big deal is so I can begin to work this out with my family. I just want us all to get along again.