I am not crazy…..I do not think that it is a coincidence that my son has severe social anxiety, a pragmatic language impairment, OCD traits, ADHD traits, and a Sensory Processing disorder.
I went to see a psychologist for a second opinion in hopes of getting Diego the extra help he needs. This man is published and very experienced. I came prepared with every single report ever written about Diego. Today was the actual assessment. After 90 minutes the psychologist said that he believes Diego’s issues are behavioral and blamed it on what I listed above, and possibly the chromosome abnormality. He didn’t take more than ten minutes to sit and answer my questions, and when he briefly listened to my concerns he maintained that is was all because of all of the things listed above. He said that he doesn’t agree with me, D’s teacher’s, the Neurologist, the play therapist, or the team that facilitated D’s social skills group.
I told him that I’m not sure that I agree with him.
He did say that he is going to send somebody to observe Diego in school, but in the same breath dismissed ASD. I understand that Diego’s age may play a factor in all of this. I have read numerous accounts from other parents, whose children have Asperger’s, about how hard it was to get somebody to listen, how much they had to fight and how diagnosis doesn’t come until much later in a child’s life.
While this doesn’t leave us much worse of than we were before, it leaves me questioning myself.
Is it a coincidence??
Are all of Diego’s issues pysch along with all of other things??
Or am I right in my thoughts that if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck??
I don’t know if all that I am doing is right for Diego, I don’t know if I am wrong to be convinced that this is Asperger’s….I just don’t know.
I’m tired, stressed, confused, mad, worried. All I know is that if I had the choice, everything would be “typical”.
He definitely stressed follow up with the geneticist and that if something was lost when the chromosomes switched that it may explain all that is going on.
Who really f*cking knows?