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What to expect from a neuro assessment

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BarryShitpeas Tue 11-Dec-12 12:19:30


Ds is 5 and we have been asked to come for a neuro assessment at the LA CAMHS.

I want to make the most of the appointment, as it's taken bloody ages a long time to get.

Have you been for one and have any tips for me?

Is this the appointment where a doctor will say "yes Mrs Shitpeas, your son does have autism, but the good news is at least he will have a label now, and more secure funding for school!" Do I need to buy in extra gin for afterwards?

If it isn't, who actually did rubberstamp your child's diagnosis?

We have had an initial meeting with CAMHS, and the ed. pysch. has done 3 reports on him. He has also had a block of sessions with the ot.

School have requested a statutory assessment last week, so it feels like it's all happening at once. They are being brilliant, but I am feeling a little overwhelmed.

BarryShitpeas Tue 11-Dec-12 12:50:06


BarryShitpeas Tue 11-Dec-12 21:20:32

A lonely bump for the evening crowd.

madwomanintheattic Tue 11-Dec-12 21:25:31

I'm guessing it will be a background taking appointment, with a further appointment made for the assessment. I would make sure you take copies of all of the reports from EP and OT, paed, and any others, and be prepared to go over life history from moment of conception to the present. (Again).

There is no set timetable for these things, i'm afraid. Luck of the draw.

I thought you meant a neuro appointment with a neurologist. grin I answered because dd2 has cerebral palsy and we have neuro experience. Neuro assessment doesn't really describe what you are after...

You might get more responses if you put ASD/ CAMHS appt in the title?

madwomanintheattic Tue 11-Dec-12 21:26:36

<ds1 has been through camhs type assessment, so not completely ignorant, lol. But I was pretty sure this would be a neuro - dd2 response! grin>

BarryShitpeas Tue 11-Dec-12 21:35:00

thanks, I will repost with a different title. It says "neuro assessment" on the appointment letter, so I thought it was a common phrase!

madwomanintheattic Tue 11-Dec-12 22:58:59

Oh, okay! I guess different places call it different things, apols!

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