Had the second speech appointment today for DS and I asked at the end what she thought about him having ASD. She said "he has all the markers for it, but is too social and did obsess over object enough". I wanted to slap her! He is in a one-on-one situation, no other distractions around and he barely looked at her, yet he is too social? She couldn't get him to do the tasks without a lot of prompting, getting him to come back to sit down, forcing the task on him and him tantrumming, he kept wanting to go back to the one task (but he was obsessing about it enough either apparently), he kept trying to use his distraction techniques (eating and playing iPod) and still she doesn't think it is ASD.
Am I right though that only a paed needs to diagnose ASD in NSW?
Edited by pickledbrain, 08 May 2012 - 11:27 PM.