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    Default How do people get their children diagnosed so young?

    We went to our GP just after DS was 2 due to language delay and some behavioral and motor skills issues. Referred to paed - 3 months wait until appointment. Diagnosed just after 3rd birthday with a chromosome condition. Griffiths assessment at 3 showed global development delay.

    We were just lucky with the paed that we were referred to. Another paed might not have ever got the diagnosis right.

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    Default How do people get their children diagnosed so young?

    As well as everything that has been mentioned there are organisations you can call to get help/recommendations/guidance.

    Don't know what state your in, but I'm sure they would all have something.

    Also contact an early intervention place, even though he is past the age group, they would be dealing regularly with pyschs/pead's who specialise in the field. They may be able to recommend someone.
    I'd go in person to these places, so your not just another phone call.

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    I have NO idea OP. My DS1 wasn't dx until he was 9yo, and that was at least 7 years of pushing and pushing and pushing, and seeing SO many different GP's, mostly who did nothing, one gave me a paed referral and the paed did nothing. I finally went to yet another GP (honestly I must have seen at least 20 of them over the years), who admitted she wasn't very knowledgeable in the area but her colleague was. So we booked into her who agreed there may be an issue, and she referred me to many organisations (all of whom knocked me back), and also gave me a list of psychologists, with one in particular who she thought was very good. So we booked into her and the rest is history. Finally we got the dx and the help we needed. She is awesome.

    Good luck OP. Just keep trying!

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    I finally saw the right doctor and got a referal to the right place it seems. We've had some tests done and referals on to an OT for the sensory issues and to get a speech assessment done.... so looks like we will finally get a diagnoses within the next few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I finally saw the right doctor and got a referal to the right place it seems. We've had some tests done and referals on to an OT for the sensory issues and to get a speech assessment done.... so looks like we will finally get a diagnoses within the next few months.
    Aspect is the states autism body in nsw, every state has one. It is expensive, but it saves a lot of fading around, you either get a diag or a no on the day. It is 1300, 300 back on Medicare!

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    Aspect is the states autism body in nsw, every state has one. It is expensive, but it saves a lot of fading around, you either get a diag or a no on the day. It is 1300, 300 back on Medicare!
    The place we are going through is expensive too. $180 per session and we need 5 apparently, $290 for the speech assessment and i have no idea what the OT will cost. At least we are finally getting some answers though.


 

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