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Wording of a diagnosis, e.g. 'indicates' asd

(14 Posts)
SexDrugsAndABriocheRoll Sat 08-Oct-16 22:35:43

Does your child's diagnosis have clarity in it's wording?

e.g.

something like:

1. Autistic Spectrum disorder (in a list format) or xxxx has asd

or more:

displays xxxxx, xxxxx, xxxx indicating a diagnosis of xxxxx

user1473454752 Sat 08-Oct-16 22:41:10

My sons says, I do feel that XXXXXXX fits with a diagnoses of High functioning Autism and mum want XXXXX to receive a formal diagnoses which I am doing today, that was from the peadatrician to our Gp.

SexDrugsAndABriocheRoll Sat 08-Oct-16 22:45:39

thank you, ours was clear at social com clinic what it was and talked a lot about post diagnosis support, but I just find the wording odd

user1473454752 Sat 08-Oct-16 22:50:33

Good luck with the post diagnoses support! we have not had any, just been dumped and left too it.

Shesinfashion Sun 09-Oct-16 11:00:15

Ours reads DD "meets the criteria for a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder".

SexDrugsAndABriocheRoll Sun 09-Oct-16 11:39:46

Ours is camhs based behaviour, maybe GOSH feeding clinic, salt feeding but probably not language based salt, out of area early bird (prob not) and parenting support. Always wrongly targeted, aside from feeding I'm not looking for it- whilst typically those who want it probably dont ! It's all hap hazard

SexDrugsAndABriocheRoll Sun 09-Oct-16 11:40:44

Btw not not interested because I don't think it's good, but because I have previous experience of the groups

Frusso Sun 09-Oct-16 23:54:21

Exact wording on ours is

"We have come to the clear conclusion that Xxx is functioning on the autistic spectrum and has a diagnosis of autism.

"By this we mean that xxx has a consistent impairment in social interactions, social communication and a tendency to restricted/repetitive behaviour"

Other dc is identical except has the word ASD and not Autism. (Aka has aspergers). Identical diagnosis letter wording for both, dx-ed 3yrs apart by same core diagnostics team, and totally different to each other in presentation. (One is ss one is ms.) for us, the detail of where the "problems" are is in the reports, and suggested targeted support is in the ed psych report.

zzzzz Mon 10-Oct-16 02:08:36

I think it says "fits the criteria for".

Nb ASD does NOT mean Aspergers, ds is NOT aspergic and has an ASD diagnosis.

Shesinfashion Mon 10-Oct-16 07:47:01

Our diagnosing doctor told us AS is no longer a diagnostic condition and it fits under the umbrella of ASD.

Frusso Mon 10-Oct-16 08:03:24

Ours said the same sheis
zzzzz I don't understand then, why would one specify autism and the other ASD if they weren't trying to show the difference in the diagnosises? In our wording saying is functioning on the autistic spectrum and has an autistic spectrum disorder would be an unnecessary repetition.

zzzzz Mon 10-Oct-16 14:31:35

Here I think that they have moved everyone on to ASD as a dx regardless of language or level of difficulty in line with DSM V (which is daft as it's not our diagnostic criteria but US's bit hey ho).

youarenotkiddingme Tue 11-Oct-16 07:27:29

Ds says

X was allocated to begin assessment in xxxxxx and the assessment was completed in xxxxxxx.
There have been a number of components including ADOS and questionnaires from home and school and observation.
This information was presented to a multi disaplinary team to determine if X met the criteria for an ASC.
The ASC assessment outcome agreed by the whole team was that X:

Meets the criteria for a diagnosis of autistic spectrum condition.

Attached to summary is an appendix which evidences how all the information gains through assessment matches the diagnostic criteria.

enterthedragon Wed 12-Oct-16 16:20:01

Mine says lildragon meets the criteria for a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome.

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