Suggestive PDD-NOS Dx, New Here
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|Tue, 12-16-2008 - 2:57pm|
I am new to this board and to be honest would rather not be posting, but I guess that is the same for all of us right. Anyway, my 3 1/2 yr old son was seen by a developmental pediatrician last week and their findings are suggestive of him having PDD-NOS, although he his CARS number did not meet the ASD cut-off. DH and I are think he has nothing more than a speech developmental delay and are getting a 2nd opinion with a pediatric neurologist on Thursday who specializes in behavior neurology such as ADHD, ASD's, etc. As with some of you, my son hit all his developmental milestones and has not regressed on anything as far as we know. He does however hand-flap on occasion when he gets excited, I have seen him tip-toe once in a blue moon, and while he is social, has been a bully at school (biting or hitting a child with a toy b/c he is not using language), he does make eye contact, answer questions and commands you ask of him, can be lovey, etc. He can sit for a while and listen well. He has limited pretend play, he would much rather play with his Thomas the Train, etc, I always thought of him as as boy's boy, b/c he likes boy stuff. He was in our state's Birth to Three program for which he barely qualified for speech and did not for OT. Then I contacted our state's ECCP program when my son was biting and hitting in school, which prompted me to contact a developmental pediatrician for possible answers.
After they gave us a Dx of what they thought he may have, they said to continue his speech therapy, etc. Didn't really give us much to go on, to how to better him if he does indeed have PDD-NOS. They even said if this is just a developmental delay, he could fall of this possible Dx next year. Argh, why do they like to not give us as much info as possible!