Mary - posted on 02/02/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )
I am a little confused still at this point. My son is 5 y/o, and shows many signs/symptoms of PDD/ASD. I actually have a few questions that I am wondering about. First of all, my son has had 2 EEG's done, the first one they said there was some movement on the EEG (guessing it wasn't normal movement), and on the second EEG they stated nothing showed abnormally, but the problem with the 2nd EEG was that a nurse had given him someone elses medication and he became instantly lethargic, and seemed as if he was totally out of it. How can they call that test accurate and rule out any problems? He was just recently on the MHU (mental health unit) for his ADHD from Jan 9, 2011-Jan 19, 2011, and the staff stated they didn't see any signs of PDD/ASD. I think it's because they were not watching him 24/7. I do have an upcoming meeting with a psychologist to discuss my sons problem areas from birth to now, and then a testing date will be scheduled for him to be tested for PDD/ASD. My question is what type of testing do they normally do for a 5 y/o in this area? Also, my son did not start exhibiting any of the signs till he was close to 2 1/2 years old. I am so confused & worried about him. Any advice or help with my questions would be greatly appreciated!