Originally Posted by Mira11
i understand your concerns and also question why they would need to do an evaluation at your son's age and when all his supports are set in place. my biggest concern would be that they are looking to cut corners. is there any way you can challenge the need to do this evaluation at this time?
I talked to the regional case manager, the lady who is in charge of my son's case. She helped me feel better . what she told me is that the Regional Center had not recieved any formal diagnoses regarding my son. even though he has been seen by many speicalists since the age of 3 1/5 yrs old. And has been in SDC classrooms throughout his education . When younger my child was much more difficult , and out of control, now that he is verbal , he is more functional. Even with that, he still is mildly cognitively impaired as well as being some where on the ASD. This is why they want to to the in depth evaluation to find out excatly where he is. I was very upset about the appointment that she made for the evaluation throught the regional center. Mainly because I had not requested one. He had a in depth evaluation made by the Special education School psycholgist done in April. I showed it to the regional center lady. She told me that the school psych. can't diagnose, which I was not looking for one in the first place? He has already had many Dx . And been treated over the years for ASD and in the classrooms for ASD's .
My son talks to a therapist who hs worked with many DD people, and know my kid is on the Autistic spectrum, so does the regional center case manager.
It is agravating to me that he has to be re evaluated once again! However, I do not believe that this DR. is going to find anything new? My son is the way he is and has been for years. I just hope they observe these behaviors too, and see what everyone else already knows too. Placing a child in a completely different environment , with a stranger, well, my son is not going to like it !!!
I was told the evaluation report is going to be several pages long , and will take a while to be completed . I will not even know the results for a while . However, the things that really are obvious and the behaviors that my son always engages in , I hope the DR. wil lat least give me some insight on them. And where my son is on the ASD. I will not be happy if it comes back PDD-NOS. to me that is not a diagnoses at all. PDD -NOS, with cognitive impairments? He is very smart in areas that are of extreme interest to him. But with the Cognitive delays , he is not Aspergers either.