Faith - posted on 05/11/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
I had an IEP meeting to discuss testing for autism on my 13 almost 14 year old by the school psychologist. Recommendation is that we get diagnosis through a medical psychologist. The teacher and school psychologist think it would be too much on him to pull him out of class for 3-4 hours of testing for a slight likelihood. She said we could bring the medical results for review, but that the doctors could not make a medical diagnosis from the school's tests. They did say that they have not tested him since 1st grade and oral expression is noted as a weakness throughout his entire plan.
However, she pointed out that autism/asperger's patients she knew were not aware they had a problem. They said my son is almost hyper-aware he has a communication problem. Is this the general consensus among your diagnosed children? Does this make sense?