"Regarding XXXX's hyperactivity, there are gross concerns. Presently he is too young for assessment for ADHD but this needs to be kept in mind and perhaps he will need further assessment if there are still concerns"
As the summation paragraph (when you saw the Paed in response to speech delay & allergies...), what would you think?
Not that I don't think that that paragraph is true tbh, because it is, but fuck me if the Paed can see it in one appointment, it must be glaringly bleeding obvious, no?
DS3 is 21mo btw. Was 20mo when the assessment was done.
Yeah, but if it's that obvious that he picked it up, when I hadn't yet even MENTIONED those concerns to anyone medical as I knew he was too young to be assessed, then it shows that I'm right. And I wanted to be wrong IYSWIM.
We were at the Paed about his Speech delay/regression and his allergies. Yet while these also feature in the report (along with a first SALT appt within 4 weeks of that assessment when the usual wait list is 18 months...worrying in itself) the hyperactivity was the predominant feature discussed right throughout the report.
Well, he seems to have done something. I have a SALT appointment just 4 weeks after the Paed appt where he said he would refer DS3. When the waiting list is 18 months right now. God knows how he's managed to bypass the waiting list.
And he has got a blood test organised for DS3 already too.
He is also referring DS3 to the Educational Psychologist under a section 332 whatever that is.
I've never seen them move so quickly tbh. And I've been dealing with the same departments for nearly 15 years now. Without a break.
I would feel exactly the same, wishing I was wrong. The only positive thing is that they are being incredibly proactive so it looks like your DS is going to get lots of help and support, and hopefully you will too.