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    Default Private ASD assessment done and a public assessment later?! Your advice...

    Hi,
    My DD has been diagnosed with ASD a few months ago through her paediatrician, speech therapist and a psychologist. That was in April this year. 3 months earlier in January I rang PECAT (Early Childhood Assessment Team) in Sydney and put my DD on the waiting list for a public assessment. They just rang me today saying they could do the assessment in October so I agreed. I just thought it would be good to see how my DD had changed in the last 10 months. On the other hand she is diagnosed with ASD so I’m thinking now should I really go and see PECAT and let my DD go through this assessment again? And obviously me and my DH would have to answer million of questions etc. What is your advice / opinion on doing a public assessment after you went through with a private one???

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    I'd give it two years. In two years I will be getting DS2 assessed again, at the recommendation of ASPECT.

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    fwiw I agree with PP. You already have the "label" needed to obtain any funding, so I would do the PECAT assessment in a couple of years time to be able to get a good measure of any changes/improvements.

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    just wondering what the Assessment involves (we have one in 2 weeks)

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    Hi PadysMom,
    We had to see a speech therapist for an assessment and we also had to see a psychologist who specializes in ASD. We had 3 visits with a psychologist - parents interview (we had to answer lots of questions re our daughter). The second visit was to just observe her in play and after that a psychologist decided on doing ASD assessment where my daughter had to play again with many different toys (or I should say she didn't have any idea how to play with 80% of them!) I don't think all of psychologists do 3 appts but the place we chosen had 3 and we had to pay every time. All up around $1k but we got half back due to reaching a Medicare Safety Net.
    How old is your child? Where do you live?
    Hope that helps


 

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