The Autism Evaluation Results

We got the 12 page report from Elizabeth's psychologist this morning. The results are not surprising but I'm still in shock for some reason. She's been diagnosed with F84.0 Autism Spectrum Disorder with accompanying language impairment and F88 Global Developmental Delay. She's considered an ASD level 2 for social communication and level 3 for restricted/repetitive … Continue reading The Autism Evaluation Results

Immediate & Delayed Echolalia + Following a One Step Direction

Elizabeth has been repeating phrases from shows and videos for awhile now. This is called delayed echolalia, and it means the repetition of phrases after a period of time no matter how short or long that period is. She uses some phrases in correct context, such as "Uh-bye, see ooh layer!" when she wants the … Continue reading Immediate & Delayed Echolalia + Following a One Step Direction

An ADHD Diagnosis and Autism Wait Lists

Joshua’s appointment went well yesterday morning. After talking to the doctor about everything, she had me fill out something called the Vanderbilt questionnaire which helps in diagnosing ADHD. And just like the questions I found online myself, EVERYTHING matched him. Well, that’s not true. There were a number of questions that related to being violent, … Continue reading An ADHD Diagnosis and Autism Wait Lists