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Hosp appt for potential dyspraxia diagnosis- what to take

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missmapp Sat 27-Feb-16 19:15:06


DS1 ( 10) has always struggled with fine and gross motor skills- terrible handwriting , poor balance etc. He went to the OT last year and came out on the 4th percentile for gross and fine motor skills . We now have an apt with the paediatrician and I want to make the most of it.

I have DS' OT report and previous speech and language report and the school said they would send the class teachers recent pen picture she had done for the OT review ( but they haven't as yet and I need to chase up )

Is there anything else I should take?
Also, what should I expect from this appointment- more tests/assessments asked for or a decision on a diagnosis?
Ds2 has Noonans syndrome, so I need to mention that as well don't I ?

Sorry for the ramble, basically any advice and info would be fantastic.

Thank you

LIZS Sat 27-Feb-16 19:20:12

Probably take a short case history, birth and developmental milestones, family history etc and what issues prompted the assessment. ds was asked to do some simple tasks while we chatted. For example, I was asked whether I'd send ds (then about 8) to the local shop for a few items.

missmapp Sat 27-Feb-16 19:32:27

Thank you , that is great advice.

Did you hear the outcome following your first apt or did it lead to others ? ( If you don't mind the nosey question !)

LIZS Sat 27-Feb-16 19:35:58

We saw the paed before the ot referral.

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