my dr appt last week

Carla - posted on 07/04/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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well i was thinking that after you fill out the paperwork that you have the appt for the autism testing thats not how it worked i talked with the dr about Savannah's behavior an she did give her the diagnosis of provisional autism(dr can take the diagnosis away anytime) she gave her the diagnosis to get the ball rolling she wants her to go to SPEECH,PHYISCAL,OCUPATIONAL THERAPIES AS WELL AS HEARING AN VISION, GENETIC TESTING AN AUTISM TESTING i've already had the physical therapy and the therpist said shes fine an doesnt need physical therapy i'm a single mom with no help from my family what can i expect? and how can i help my daughter through this?

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Karen - posted on 07/05/2011

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I know it is so overwhelming to hear all these things we have to do. If you don’t feel your child needs the physical therapy, than don’t follow up on that. The hearing and vision tests and genetic tests are good to rule out any other issues. Most of the places we went to had a waiting list, so chances are even if you call to schedule these tests they won’t all end up on the same day. Space them out over a few months if you need to.

I have a four year old daughter with autism, she was diagnosed at age two. I’m happy to answer any specific questions. I remember how scared I was reading this list of things my daughter had to have and I didn’t even know what they meant.

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