Paulette - posted on 10/20/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )
We have been seeing a Psycholgist for the past 2 months who has diagnosed my son with PDDNOS but she also feels there may be language delays and has recommended we see a Speech Pathologist. So I went to the GP for an EPC referral but when I tried making an appointment to see the Speech Pathologist they advised there is a 12 month waiting list. The receptionist could only suggest that I get out the yellow pages and ring around and see if another Speech Pathologist could see him any sooner but she believed they were all as busy and she knows people going interstate to be seen.
To say the least I am very disappointed that after 8 months of already waiting to get this far I just get fobbed off for another 12 months. Even if I somehow managed to find someone that could see him slightly sooner I can’t even use the GP referral I got the other day because it will have the wrong name on it so I would have to go back to the GP again!
Unfortunately I just don’t feel like there is any point pursuing these services any further as it is all too difficult. It is hard enough just trying to get through each day with the way my husband and 3 children are. I am now wondering if there is any point in even getting a referral to a Psychologist for myself because they are probably just as busy and won’t be able to see me for months either!