ODD - dx at 9yrs and again at 11yrs. AS - dx at 12.5yrs.
DS1 will turn 13 on the 29th so it is a very late dx.
The first dx of ODD was from the child psychology dept at local hospital and the second by CAMHS. AS was dx by the social communications team.
I have to be honest I am not sure what works as the 2 can be very hard to deal with together.
I have an appt on Tuesday with a Dr in the SCT and they are then going to give me strategies to put in place with DS. I am happy to share them with you when I get ideas. As I know how difficult it can be.
LadyEvenStar, Thanks for your info. Did it take a long time to get the appoinment for the Child psychologist?, I hear it takes an age and a good fight (like everything now!) to get to see one! What is the SCT? That would be great any info would help right now as I am rarely pulling my hair out.
Claw - basically my son is very resistant to following instructions, he ignores me a lot and has his own agenda all the time. He is vicious to his brother in a very dangerous way sometimes I cannot leave them alone for more than a couple of minutes at a time. That is the basics really...
i am in the process of getting a dx of AS, and also more than likely ODD, and also OCD for dd1 (6) her psych has stated categorically that she does not have ADHD, which i do agree with, but i dont see how he could say it having only met her twice.
ds1 is dx with ASD, with much talk by all of us about PDA, which totally sums him up. I think the whole issue's trying the hit and miss til we come up with the right combination for them...soul destroying!! I'm sure it's akin to picking locks or something [madwoman alert] Definitely keeping an eye on this thread.
LeninGrad - you are a star! I cant stop telling everyone today about PDA, it is exactly the correct fitting for my son. I am so happy you posted on here, don't know how else I would have ever come across it!
Lenin - that is all amazing I cant thank you enough. I will spend some time looking through all the links. Cant wait to learn more as it is so relevant and I am now pretty 100% sure it is the correct diagnosis for my son! I feel such a relief and as if I have made some progress at last!
Hoping I can be of help, OP. Ds1(7) has had a diagnosis, a couple of months ago of AS. But it was suggested by first Paed ODD. Which, by oid he is. But I think ODD is seen as behavioural, i.e bad parenting, whereas AS seems spectrum, more importamt, not the parents fault. I know thats a bit simplistic, but I think I am not the only one to see it that way.