Michelle - posted on 10/10/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )
My 5 year old daughter was diagnosed last may with aspergers syndrome, since then though, they professionals believe it may have been a misdiagnoses and now claim she could be socially immature with delayed speech development. My 3 year old son was diagnosed at the same time with autism. He too is currently undergoing reassessment at his special needs nursery as his speech is rapidly improving and so is his behaviour. His understanding has always been sound. What my question is, is if professionals can misdiagnose if not all the information is available to them. At the time of their diagnosis I was not allowed to inform the staff that I was a victim of domestic abuse and they were witnessing this on a daily basis. Now the abuser (their father) has gone, home life is stable and secure for them and they have both almost defied their initial diagnosis. Both are comfortably reaching their individual pecs and are above the levels originally set for them. Any help or advice from anyone will be greatly appreciated. Starting to feel extremely guilty for not being brave enough to speak up about the truth last year and im worried that I may have intereferred in their diagnosis by this.