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Old 04-07-2007, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hi im new to the board and looking for some advice.I have 3 daughters,my youngest lady is 8yrs old and has a diagnosis of ADHD and ODD since she was 4.Recently she has been refered for an assessment for AS as her psycologist and myself feel she is showing some autistic traits,but therapists involved in assessment say they are reluctant to diagnose her as they dont want to add another label to my child,tey werent interested in her birth history or any developmental delay.
I will list some of my concerns and i hope someone here can offer advice.

1.Loves routine and gets quiete disstressed when change occurs(eg if a sub teacher in school she refuses to enter classroom)

2.Gets very distressed when having hair washed and nails cut.

3.Has obbsessive behaviours eg.(sugar has to be placed in centre on top of ceral and milk has to be poured round the edge and cannot touch the sugar,seam on toe of her stockings has to be straight and will repeatedly remove shoes to check this.

4.Plays alone in schoolyard and wont interact with peers,has poor eye contact.

5.Hates loud noises and crowds and covers her ears,is over anxious.

6.Has urealistic fears and suffers night terrors.

My dd is due to have the final part of her assessment soon but i dont hold much hope of getting any answers.
Am i right to be concerned or am i taking to much notice of her behaviour which is what doc is telling me.
Any advice is gladly welcomed,I am so worried about her.

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Old 04-07-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
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It sure sounds like AS to me. To me it's not so much "adding a label" as understanding the child. If you know what you are dealing with, you can work with the child better.

Plus you can get the accomodations needed in school and in post-secondary instead of the child struggling so much.

Good luck!
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply pinkpiglet,i do agree that the label is not that important, its about giving my dd the opportunity to progress, and getting the best possible resources available to my child to help her, which i have to say is quiet limited in my area.The concerns i listed are only a small part of my dd,s daily turbulance.I feel its like facing a brick wall when dealing with proffesionals, my fears and concerns are dissmissed

 
Old 04-08-2007, 07:34 AM   #4
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Keep fighting! "Professionals" seem to think they are gods and it drives me nuts. Explain to them the reasons you want her dx to be complete and go from there. Any idea if you have a specialist that deals with AS in the area?

Hope you find some help somewhere!
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:00 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info

 
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