My son is 10 and has recently had an ASD assessment as I believe he has Aspergers. The findings suggest he doesn't but does have dyspraxia. I think they are mistaken. It has taken me a year to get this far and I am concerned about him transitioning to secondary school in September with an undiagnosed problem. Has anyone been convinced their child is on the spectrum but had an assessment suggest otherwise? What advice might you have for my next move?
There's an overlap between DCD and AS. My son's paediatrician thought that he had AS but the OT disagreed (as did I because ds didn't tick enough of the boxes for AS). Either way, they should be helping your son with any problems that he has, so the name of the condition doesn't matter.
We had exactly the same situation ladycybil A knew assesment however concluded that she did in fact have asd. Agree with sweetteamum find all the information you can on ASD and dyspraxia it is really usedsful, for pinpointing what information to include and make your ds's life easier.
It's really tricky to diagnose. Ds has seen 2 paediatricians. One said he didn't and was just very bright and would be happier as an adult as he would be more accepted, one said he did, the OT said he didn't