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Old 06-09-05, 05:39 PM
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Cool "Official" Diagnosis...

Well, we got the report from the psych Jacob saw at the end of April. When we talked, he was up in the air and didn't really know what he was going to give as the DX, he was (at the time) leaning towards a Language Learning Disorder, NOS. I wasn't satisfied with this DX, but wasn't going to push him too much. When we read the report last night he changed it to PDD-NOS, much more appropriate IMO. He said that he appears to fall somewhere on the Autistic Spectrum, but differentiating between Aspergers and PDD, NOS was more difficult. If he didn't have the language delays, he'd clearly fall under an Asperger's DX, but the PDD, NOS isn't an exact fit because other kids with PDD, NOS generally have worse language delays and problems. He said that his DX was PDD, NOS, but a mild version and that he could see this DX being removed at some point down the line (possibly changing to Asperger's Syndrome). He did say that he *should* qualify for services with the school district, but that PDD, NOS is only accepted as a Special Ed DX until age 6. After that, he could qualify with different "issues" but just PDD, NOS isn't enough after age 6. We were planning on taking him in for an eval with the school in the fall anyway, this just adds a little fuel to our fire and back up if we need it. We'll be going back around his 5th birthday for another private evaluation, and this group works with the school districts for outside evals (if you disagree witht the school's findings).

It's nice that someone finally was willing to stick their neck out for once and actually SAY something, we've been through too many "well, let's just wait, I'm not sure it's anything..." appts. Anyhow, that's the story, just wanted to give a little update.
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Old 06-09-05, 05:55 PM
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I am glad that you finally have some sort of answer. Hopfully things will work out for you. I know that knowing a little more makes you feel better.
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Old 06-09-05, 10:14 PM
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it's good to have answers... and a direction to go now.
And, at least you know you have some services coming to you to help you out for another year at least.
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Old 06-10-05, 10:54 AM
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I am glad you are getting some feed back that you want and more of a direction to go in.
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Old 06-10-05, 01:25 PM
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I'm glad you got a diagnosis so that you can get the services you need (and hopefully he'll grow out of it... most of it everyone has their quirks!)
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