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helandy.cop
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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 12:49 PM    Post subject:
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Well, I spoke to Matt's paediatrician today, and told her basically what I told you guys, and she too is concerned.

So later this month, we are starting the assessment process re Matt and autism. He's not a surefire yes, but he's definitely not a no either.

They think, at this early stage, he is showing many traits of an ASD, but at the same time, he's not showing all of them.

So we wait and see, and hope that school will make some difference - though my expectations aren't high.

Thought you'd want to know
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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 2:18 PM    Post subject:
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Thank you for the update!

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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 4:29 PM    Post subject:
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Great! It's just good to know that it's going to be looked into - it's better than just wondering and making yourself upset! Looking forward to the evaluation results.

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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 5:02 PM    Post subject:
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You and Matt have been on my mind and in my heart ever since I read your post. I am happy to hear that testing will be done.

Many hugs to you both! Good luck!

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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 5:53 PM    Post subject:
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Helen I hope you find the answers and help you need...

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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 7:15 PM    Post subject:
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Praying all goes well for you and Matt. I guess knowledge is power. Either way, I'm glad you got the courage to ask! Let us know more. When I was getting gas today, I heard that 1 out of 160 kids will be dx with autism- that is huge. I know a lot of time, money and effort is being used toward it right now. Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way Smile

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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 7:44 PM    Post subject:
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Thank you for the update. Your both in my thoughts and prayers.

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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 9:20 PM    Post subject:
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An early diagnosis is a good thing. Early intervention can really help with ASD.

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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 9:54 PM    Post subject:
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That seems like a very wise move.

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PostPosted: September 06 2006, 10:31 PM    Post subject:
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Many prayers and positive thoughts coming your way. You and Matt have been in our thoughts and I thank you for keeping us updated.

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PostPosted: September 07 2006, 1:47 PM    Post subject:
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Helen

That's good news that you mentioned your concerns with the Paed doctor and you are taking it further.
You'd never have peace in your mind or your heart if you didn't get Matt checked out. I believe you are doing the right thing.
Please keep us posted......big hugs to you my friend....it takes courage to do the right thing at time!

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PostPosted: September 07 2006, 3:50 PM    Post subject:
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Be thinking of you and praying until Matt has his assessment. Don't forget to mention the glue ear it does make a difference to a child's presentation.

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PostPosted: September 07 2006, 6:33 PM    Post subject:
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I too think it's a good thing to look into it further like you are doing. There is nothing wrong with some good old "checks and balances". And beyond another DX... even if you don't get an ASD DX out of it.. it's good to do this for educational purposes. If a child is showing some traits but doesn't have an ASD DX... those traits could still get in the way of learning Wink So.. either way.. this is good it's getting checked out.

Keep us posted!!! And good luck with it all!

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PostPosted: September 22 2006, 7:27 PM    Post subject:
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Helen sorry you couldn't make it to the S&Lt surgery I organised ( I've booked you in for a fortnight though )

I really think it will help you seeing this lady. I have only seen her twice now but she has done wonders for Hannah

She also thinks that Hannah has global delay ( I'd not heard of it before ) it can manifest itself if the child has a brain injury ( Hannah was starved of oxygen at birth abit that is why she had emergency caesarian ) so this could be another reason for us

Global delay gives off autistic traits too

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