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Quick Q for those who’ve been through ASD assessment process?

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Blossom4538 Thu 09-Aug-18 19:37:18

Evening all,
Just a quick q. So we’ve been through the MMA and ASD diagnosis was inconclusive.
Subsequent referral to an OT for sessions and CAMHS. OT has said she feels more than just sensory issues and multiple layers to it, so asked for video footage from us and some from school, to look at with Cons Paed who we’ve been seeing. Trying to get them over to them today but IT problems.
They have seen school footage though.

In meantime, I receive a phonecall from the Dr we saw at CAMHS today, and she has spoken to OT and Paed and says that she feels DD warrants an ASD diagnosis, report to follow. Now, usually I believe diagnosis comes from our Paed.
Would you say this is an official diagnosis or can Paed disagree? I feel they have all agreed I think!
Previously, it was heading towards diagnosis but report from SALT threw doubt or confusion on it.

They said that she perhaps doesn’t present typically, but feel at this stage she def warrants ASD diagnosis. In years to come, we may find it was just anxiety based and things improve, but also, it may become a lot more obvious and apparent. I get the impression though, that she feels def ASD...

IStillDrinkCava Thu 09-Aug-18 20:08:53

I'm sorry to be no help but I think this depends on your local area, so you'll have to ask them directly.

Ours was completely different - our NHS diagnosis is through CAMHS and DS has never been videoed or seen an OT or paed.

craftymum01 Fri 10-Aug-18 23:22:30

in our area it is solely CAMHs who diagnose ASD

BackforGood Fri 10-Aug-18 23:50:44

It is different in all areas. CAMHS goes nowhere near ASD diagnosis here.

Blossom4538 Sat 11-Aug-18 19:30:03


I’m not quite sure what is going on but waiting to hear from OT and Paed now. OT seemed a little taken aback when we mentioned CAMHS had phoned us to say they feel she warrants an ASD diagnosis.
We’ll see. They have video footage to look through now.

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