Tag Archive for diagnosis

The Earliest Signs

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I recently took the baby to a neurologist after receiving concerns from more than one of his providers that he may have something neurological going on.  Unfortunately, it turned out to be a negative experience.  Instead of focusing on the symptom at hand, he brought up the family history of Autism, assumed that was the…

The Lingo

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I imagine it’s awkward being a friend or relative to a family with special needs.  There are so many questions, and the parents may not have all the answers.  You can read articles about the diagnosis, but that won’t describe every child. I’m still new to the special needs community, and have to really pay…

Emotions

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It’s been an emotional weekend.  OK, not that emotional.  But we haven’t had an emotional moment in a long time, so this is novel. Early last week, my little big guy had the opportunity to participate in a study of evaluation tools used to diagnose Autism.  Some new experimental evaluations were used, and are being…

Special

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As a kid, I was amazed when a baby was born, and grew into a child and adult, with what seemed to be no problem at all.  I couldn’t wrap my head around how perfectly the body developed in the womb. When I had my first child, I was still in awe.  How did his…