Catie met with the Psychologist today
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|Sat, 06-07-2003 - 1:35am|
We went into the waiting room, waiting for the doctor. He came to get us, Catie didnt want to go because she wanted to play with a toy. He told me to go ahead to the room, and she should follow me. (seperation anxiety, curiosity, etc). I said Bye Catie. She said Bye mommy! and kept playing.
After a few minutes, he arrived in his office alone and said "This is just amazing. In all of my years as a Psycologist i have never seen anything like this before" He finally got her attention with a bunny and she followed him into the office. Then he was intrigued. He sent me back to the waiting area and wanted to test her on how long it would take her to have anxiety. She was in a new place, with a strange person. I sat in the waiting room and read a whole Ladies Journal magazine. After a half hour, He finally had to come and get me cause our hour was up. And she STILL didnt care that i was gone and that she was in some strange place with a strange man. i walked in the room and said Hi Catie, and she said Hi Mommy! and waved at me. Then went right back to playing.
He said "well, she has zero anxiety. We played with toys, and i asked her questions. And she is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. She is soooo smart. I just dont even know what to say"
He said developementally she is the same as an 18 to 24 month old. She just turned three. But he said she knows so much stuff she shouldnt know.
He recommended that i immediately enroll her in preschool, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. He wants her in a private school. He said Early Intervention will not give her what she needs. They dont have the budget or means to do so. He said it is a shame we arent rich, cause if we were, he would highly recommend that we get her special tutors, special teachers, special schools, because she has sooo much potential.
He said the problem is her social and developemental delays keep her from using her full potential.
When i asked him again about Autism or Pdd, he said "i dont have a catagory to put her in. I just have never seen anything like her. She makes good eye contact. She is extremely friendly and personal, she will grab your hand, stroke your arm, wants you to play right beside her. But yet, she is extremely bright, but extrememly behind. I just have never seen this. She sometimes doesnt answer when you call her, but it is like she is so deep in thought she cant hear you."
So he said he was going to meet with some other doctors and discuss our case. We are supposed to see him again next Thursday. So, i will keep you posted.
But geez, this is really starting to freak me out. It is like we have something so special, but no one knows what it is?? LOL
interested in hearing your thoughts on this stuff...