So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90.12

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

ASD Assessment Results

After my son's assessment yesterday, the doctors gave us their feedback.  It wasn't a big surprise, it only confirmed what we have suspected for awhile.  He IS on the autism spectrum, although the doctors (two really nice ladies by the way) say he is remarkably high functioning.  He is basically a sweet little boy with some quirks and a few struggles, especially in the areas of language and social skills.  Really, nothing is going to change the way we treat him. We will still be working with him at home as we always have and he'll still be going for speech therapy and occupational therapy.  They won't diagnose him with a specific syndrome until he is 6, if then.  The main thing that has come out of this assessment is the magic letter that we can use to get him into programmes, and other help, etc IF WE WANT THAT.  I'm not sold on the idea, as I mentioned in a previous post, but that option is now open to us.  I would rather not stick a label on him that he has to carry around with him for the rest of his life.  Our plan of action is pray, watch, & wait - for right now at least.  Thank you to those who have been praying for us - we appreciate it!

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