i was wondering if an ADOS is a requirement of receiving a diagnosis? We are looking at a waiting list of at least 10 months for an ADOS and we can't see Psychiatrist till she's had it! I'm considering going private as the amount of waiting lists she is on and the amount of "professionals" moaning about the inadequacy of the others, no one communicating with each other and only dealing with their "bit" which seems to miss difficulties that she has is getting ridiculous!! Could do with someone who knows about overlapping conditions etc. Just wondering if worth pushing CAMHS to see Pysch b4 ADOS. Cheers
ADOS isn't 100% required for an ASD diagnosis but is the best diagnosis tool available so it is rare to get a dx without it. Especially if your child does not have classic autism but has more of a mixture of symptoms.
I thought it might make them work together because they keep moaning about the other agencies input! CAMHS not happy with school and vice versa, physio saying not sure how my daughter managed to pass the balance section on dyspraxia assessment, OT discharging as dont have staffing and can't give input to secondary schools only primary, paediatrician only dealing with physical issues not developmental, on waiting list for speech therapy, feeding team and ADOS, OT supposed to refer to Ed Psych but I don't think they have! It's getting beyond a joke! Podiatrist also involved and physio arranging hydro therapy although was referred to wrong section of physio so wasn't sure of what help they could offer. Also got Irlens screen next week! I don't know if I'm coming or going!! None of them communicate effectively with each other so I have to go through everything at every appointment!!