High Functioning ASD but potential ADHD as well

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Yush30 Fri 02-Dec-16 09:07:32

Hi, my DS 7 years old was diagnosed as High Functioning ASD since he was 2.5 years old. Currently attends mainstream with ABA shadow.
He is performing pretty well at school.
However we noticed that attention spam has somehow decreased, he cannot sit still in class etc.
The ABA shadows suggested that we undergo the tests for ADHD.
Any of you have had same issues?
Can you recommend a good private Consultant for diagnosis.

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zzzzz Fri 02-Dec-16 10:52:45

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CloudPerson Fri 02-Dec-16 10:54:33

Ds's paed explained to us that in DC with ASD anxiety and sensory issues must be looked at, as they can present very like ADHD.

Yush30 Fri 02-Dec-16 11:31:04

zzzzz - ABA shadows are both very experienced and have experience of ADHD. This was also suggested by the SLT who works with my DS.

Diagnosis was done by Helen Westley and it was High Functioning Autism.
yes we are based in UK; DS attends a mainstream school with ABA shadows.

We also do OT weekly - to address sensory issues - but recently his stims have increased and less attention

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Yush30 Fri 02-Dec-16 11:31:58

Cloudperson - I agree with you; might be the case but thought it would be best to meet a specialist and move on from there.

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Yush30 Fri 02-Dec-16 11:32:26

Do you think certain food might have an effect too??

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zzzzz Fri 02-Dec-16 12:16:33

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PolterGoose Fri 02-Dec-16 12:37:11

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Yush30 Fri 02-Dec-16 12:39:06

zzzz- thanks for reply - yes the diagnosis is infact High Functioning autism

Funny enough my DS asks for tea !! Might give it a try!

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zzzzz Fri 02-Dec-16 13:28:08

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Yush30 Fri 02-Dec-16 22:25:03

PolterGoose- yes he joined year 3 in Sept

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PolterGoose Fri 02-Dec-16 22:33:57

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youarenotkiddingme Mon 05-Dec-16 19:00:32

If he's shifted to year 3 the chances are the sensory environment is a lot different which may be having an affect. The stimming is often attributed to sensory inputs.

Do they have different flooring? Do pupils move around the classroom a lot more? Do they have music playing, more computer screens, more chatter as less carpet time?

My Ds had a difficult time at end of year 3 and year 4 and I was told it's the time children move on to realising there's a world outside themselves (which Ds didn't!) and so the communication with peers becomes more difficult which in turn can increase anxiety.

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