We were there about her wetting herself so much, daytime and night (she is 6) and the doctor asked if she had any social issues, or anything else.
I said "well, a few people have suggested Aspergers to us" He said "OK, why is that, what does she do?" I was about to explain, when I looked at her.
She had tied her scarf around and around her head (under her chin and over her head, covering her ears - she does it a lot) and was staring hard at a bit of the table. Earlier she had told the doctor several irrelevant facts, using old woman language, but had just stared at him when he asked questions.
He said he will refer her once we have worked out if she has any physical wee issues.
Sorry, it seems daft, but her doing something like that is so "her"
Sometimes it is nice when they "perform"... hope that getting to the "bottom" of the wee issues doesn't take too long and isn't too traumatic, and that you are not waiting forever to get into a paed...
Ds did this when he was being assessed for his statement. First thing he did was walk across the floor on his tiptoes and then later tried to scale our DVD storage unit in front of the educational psychologist! I don't know if it was the excitement of having someone round the house which prompted this but he's never done it before or since. It nailed on him getting special supervision at lunchtime anyway! <pats son on head>
On our first visit to CAMHS Dd3 sat on her dads lap with her back to the MHN with her wooly hat pulled down over her ears. The MHN wrote in her report that despite this and giving no eye contact she was able to answer any questions she was asked.
Ds behaved outrageously (even for him) when the Inclusion officer and Autism Outreach were observing him for a unit placement.They were sympathetic to the teacher for having to deal with it daily (even though she had him eating out of the palm of her hand mostly) His teacher and SENCo were so impressed that they spent the afternoon rewarding him for anything and everything .