Nueropsych eval results

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Nueropsych eval results
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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 12:13am

Got the neuropsych eval results late this afternoon (after six weeks)

Molly
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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 3:50am

When all is said and done, your beautiful boy is still your beautiful boy. Getting the dx is daunting. I read and reread my son's neuropsych report to the point I practicallly had it memorized. After you

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 7:45am

((Molly))

                                

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Registered: 04-28-2007
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 10:14am

Molly,

My Liam has every single one of those dx. He is now 10, completely stable and thriving. Not saying it wasn't hard work. But we began treatment in earnest at age 7 and 3 years later here we are. If it helps at all our pdoc thinks Autism is the umbrella for all the other dx.

It will be ok!!

Dee

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Registered: 11-28-2006
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 1:23pm

The Umbrella. Yep thats what it is. My doctor told me once that you can have individual things going on like your son above, but when you pull it all together, it's basically one dx, which is basically Autism.

Remember way back when I just thought Nicholas had only TS? And then I saw the other things so I went and got a second opinion and of course it was again Aspergers? Well he does have TS (and interesting enough TS has similar co-morbids too), but thats just one of the co-morbids. The main dx is Aspergers. But see these docs have to separate it all out so other people understand when they read the report.

And btw I hate it when I hear a child is ODD, especially because ODD is rarely a dx by itself. My doc said that a child on the spectrum can appear to be ODD, but when you look deeper at what triggered the ODD behavior, then you usually get a aha moment and realize it's the Aspergers causing the ODD behavior.

Anyway hon, I HATE getting reports from Doctors or schools because all it does is talk about the negative of my child and never the positive. It always brings me down a bit and I have to stop and force myself to look at the good. When I start doing that, it becomes easier to see, that not all is lost, that I have a great kid in there and it's not all bad.

{{{hugs}}}

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 2:05pm

You said it better than I could, Lanie. Reading reports is a downer because it's focusing on the deficits, not the strengths of your child. It hits my DH particularly hard. He hates to read them.

Just wanted to chime in with some positive vibes and a hug. Liam is still the same child and armed with information and a good team, these things are manageable. It isn't easy, but you can do it. And when it gets you down, you can always come here and be heard.

Hugs

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 7:37pm

((((((((HUGS)))))))), and everything the previous posters said!

Sara