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Paed refuses to refer DS 3 yo with almost certain ASD to OT

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HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Wed 10-Jun-15 11:21:21

DS 3.1 yo is in the process of being assessed for ASD. We are probably about 9 months from diagnosis, but yak us, it is a basic certainty that he has ASD. This is shared by private salt and NHS salt and his pre school, where he has one to one support.

DS saw paed registrar in December for a developmental check. This showed what we all knew, that he was developmentally delayed, and we were told to come back in six months. I asked for a referral to OT when we saw the registrar in December, as this is what the Salt told me to do, and I understood that this was happening.

We saw the paed consultant yesterday. DS has progressed in some ways (better eye contact and concentration) but not in others (still no language, and meltdowns and tantrums are more frequent). Turns out that no referral was made, and he absolutely refused to refer as DS is very physically active without any mobility issues. But he agreed that the ASD triad of traits were very present and supported the referral for assessment for ASD. I said that DS was very impulsive, has no concept of danger, cannot do much in the way of getting dressed and undressed, and could not fathom things like shape sorters, two piece jigsaws, building duplo etc.

I don't understand why he wouldn't refer to OT. Should I push this and how?

PolterGoose Wed 10-Jun-15 11:29:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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