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♥ Landon & Harper ❤ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 1330 posts
2nd Jan '13
Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
2nd Jan '13

Why are they screening so early?

Landon & Harper ❤ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 1330 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" Why are they screening so early? "</blockquote>




He went for a speech evaluation in July and she thought maybe he was autistic. He has a speech delay and also a sensory disorder if that matters.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting bbbt:" Why are they screening so early? "


:?:




My friend's son was diagnosed last year at 4. She took him to a doctor just before he turned 3 and he said that it was too soon to do anything because it could just be learning difficulties and behavioural issues :?

Nikki Woods4 Due September 3 (boy); 19 kids; Danville, Kentucky 944 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Queen Bitch♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" Why are they screening so early? "</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... evaluation in July and she thought maybe he was autistic. He has a speech delay and also a sensory disorder if that matters."


My son is 5, way behind in school with speech delay among other things and they won't test him until he completes 1 year of school to see if he "outgrows" any of it.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Queen Bitch♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" Why are they screening so early? "</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... evaluation in July and she thought maybe he was autistic. He has a speech delay and also a sensory disorder if that matters."


Is this just the opinion of his pedi? Honestly, I would get a second opinion. They really don't recommend diagnosing autism until at least four.

Landon & Harper ❤ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 1330 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bettinas:</b>" :?: My friend's son was diagnosed last year at 4. She took him to a doctor just before he turned 3 ... [snip!] ... 3 and he said that it was too soon to do anything because it could just be learning difficulties and behavioural issues :?"</blockquote>




Hmm that's weird. I'm not sure why they'd do it so early then. I did a huge packet with information and he qualified for the testing. That confuses me.

Landon & Harper ❤ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 1330 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" Is this just the opinion of his pedi? Honestly, I would get a second opinion. They really don't recommend diagnosing autism until at least four."</blockquote>




We were sent to the speech evaluation because of his pedi but then the evaluator had us sign up for therapy and the autism screening. He is in speech therapy and OT right now.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
2nd Jan '13

They will watch him play, see how he responds to different tasks, talk to you a lot. And yes, you will find out same day, before you leave. And because he is so young, if he does get a diagnosis there are programs available to age 3 through early intervention.



And for those of you who wonder why someone would want a diagnosis now, here are some links...



http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Autism/children-recieve-autism-diagnosis-older/t/story?id=16414460



http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091130084720.htm



http://autism.about.com/od/childrenandautism/a/EIImportant.htm



http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/treatment.html

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Queen Bitch♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bettinas:</b>" :?: My friend's son was diagnosed last year ... [snip!] ... sure why they'd do it so early then. I did a huge packet with information and he qualified for the testing. That confuses me."</blockquote>




They are testing so early, because there are better outcomes with children who are diagnosed early. You have a good care team who know what they are doing.

Landon & Harper ❤ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 1330 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" They will watch him play, see how he responds to different tasks, talk to you a lot. And yes, you will ... [snip!] ... http://autism.about.com/od/childrenandautism/a/EIImportant.htm http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/treatment.html"</blockquote>



Thank you very much :)