My daughter (2 years and 3 months old) had her CAT assessment today.
My question to anyone who has been through the diagnosis process is….can they diagnose Autism after this assessment. I know you can never actually prove someone has Autism (through blood or MRI tests) but rather a person or child displays the symptoms of the disorder. The test (Bayley test) did not seem very thorough or carefully done. My understanding is that there are other tests available to provide a more accurate diagnosis. There was no psychologist as part of the test, only a paediatrician, OT and Speech therapist. Upon questioning, the paediatrician told me that diet had no impact on behaviour and not to change or test any changes in her diet????I found this a bit strange considering the latest research especially concerning preservatives.
Can anyone tell me what they know about diagnosis and if there are certain paths I should take now to become more comfortable that this diagnosis is accurate?