Rachael - posted on 02/21/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )
Im new here, My names rachael i have 3 children, My youngest son has some very severe delay's and "problems" (i hate that word but no idea how to describe) he had a diagnosis of global developmental delay. and language delay but i was certain it was much more than that my son has never said a word. he also acts like a baby or like he's in his own world most of the time and prefers to spin his toys, ie wheels, but if the toy doesnt have wheels on or anything he will actually spin the toy, if u stop him he becoms incredible upset. anyway after 2 yrs of fighting for someone to listen we finally had his Multi-disciplinary assesment, and i am so confused. this is what they have said.
education psycoligist (spelt wrong sry) said he needs to go a special assesment nursery where they will continue to asses him and begin pecs training with him,
The consultant said: He is 99% sure my son has autistic disorder (low functioning) his development is at 12months, his language development at 8 months (he doesnt even understand u and just babbles) and his physical development is better at 18 months but a significant delay
So having said all that he then went on to say that he wont dignose my son untill after his 3rd birthday (which is april) somethihng to do with a test which he cn only do on 3yr or older.
And that he would like to do bloodwork but then didnt elaborate as to why he wants to do the test i thought there ws no blood test for autism
Im frustrated we have to wait for a diagnosis an di dont see why im meeting mums who have children younger than 3 with a dx.
Thanks for reading