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|Wed, 03-05-2008 - 9:48am|
We had a appointment last week at Children's Hospital and it went well. The Dr. we saw is the one we have been seeing since we started going to Children's. After reviewing Aidan's IEP, asking some questions and observing him a little she thought it would be a good idea if we did have him evaluated again at Children's. She put our request in an said the the evaluation would probably happen sometime during the summer. The school will be doing their evaluations again in November and wanted the Children's evaluation before that so I think everything will work out in that respect. The Dr. gave me a new BASC-2 (Behavior Assesment System for Children, Second Edition) to fill out and the teachers version for Aidan's teacher to fill out. I have filled these out before, but I guess he is in a new age group and some behaviors might have changed. After the forms are filled out I will send them back to the Dr. and then we have to go back in a month for follow-up visit to discuss the results of the BASC-2 forms and so that she can observe Aidan some more and give him a few simple test. She believes that if Aidan is still having problems with pragmatic language that he should probably receive speech therapy more than the once a week he is receiving now. I mention many of the things we had discussed at Aidan's IEP review and she thought that the social stories was a great idea. At the IEP review Aidan's OT mentioned the social stories but the Children's Dr. said usually the speech pathologist work on social stories with kids but my sister said at her school it is the school psychologist that does the social stories - oh well! Any way the Dr thought that Aidan would benefit from the social stories so I have to check and see if they started using them at school. I think the school is pushing for a definite diagnosis, I am not sure why, maybe it makes it easier for them. The Dr. agrees that Aidan has some sensory and attention issues as well. She is not sure if these result from Sensory Integration Disorder or ADD and she said that even after the evaluations this summer they may not have a definite diagnosis. I am not worried about a diagnosis, I just want to help make things easier for Aidan.