In Victoria if a teacher/school feel that a child may be gifted then the education department has the child assessed. There is no cost to the parent although the wait may be a while. Has the school suggested this?
No, they said I need to organise it myself.
It depends on his issues but can you talk to your GP about whether he qualifies for a care plan that means you get subsidised private psychology visits for him? A private psych assessment should be fine, rather than going through Aspect. $1200 is a lot.
No it won't 4under - he is too old to qualify for funding. But I think the school can still claim stuff with ASD kids, aides and stuff.
But that is exactly my point, either way - he doesn't need speech or OT or anything.
Mim, I think I'll go to a private Psych - although I am really not even sure why. His behaviour at school is minor, I swear he comes home with awards every day - surely he can't be that bad if he gets awards all the bleeding time!!
You know your son best. If you feel it would be beneficial to have a formal diagnoses to help understand & guide you then go for it. I am so glad we had our ds tested. I have learnt so much and been able to handle his anxiety & perception of the world better than if I hadn't been exposed to what his psych has taught us!
I'd be interested in what your Psych said too
My son sounds the same giz, shocking anxiety. Always asking really deep questions about life and death. Has an insane memory etc.
Pregnant for the first-time?
Not sure where to start? We can help!
Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!