OK so we had an appointment this past Monday with our sons doctor, as she is assessing him for ASD; she spoke to his camhs worker and he told her he strongly feel our son has autism/aspergers syndrome and that this is the route she should take for diagnosis.
The problem is she has seen our son for 50 mins (total of all appointments combined) and she said she can see traits of ASD & ADHD also she said our son definitely has learning disabilities but then refused to make any kind of diagnosis, gave us an appointment for 6 months time and sent us on our way.
During the appointment she was asking us to describe the behaviours we though were abnormal so we explained about his poor social skills his obsessiveness with lining things up and the rituals we have to go through & epic meltdowns, violent rages & wrecking the house to the humping, window licking trying to be as specific as we could but she told us that these were all completely normal behaviours she baiscally dismissed everything we said.
Surely she can't know very much about our son after 50 minutes as his camhs worker spends 90 mins to 2 hours with him every two weeks.
In a letter to his doctor the school said our sons reading and writing age is 4 years and his actual age is 9 and a half this has improved very little in the last 18months, he lacks in concertration, has obsessive behaviours and doesn't do well in social groups.
Can anyone tell me why she is being like this.
Thanks in advance.
ETA. I wrote to her as its hard to communicate with her so I wrote to her outlining our concerns and a copy of his daily diary to see if this helps.
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