Autism? : Part Two
Written By: Michele, The Green-Mother
The journey continues. My son has advised me that he has already spent one full day with “Mrs. S” (this false name has been created to protect identity) for testing. One more complete day with Mrs. S will be required and the results will be tallied up. Once these results are tallied up, my husband and I will be called in to have a meeting to discuss this.
The results, the waiting, is enough to test my endurance lately. I am hopeful that I will be told it is just Sensory Integration Disorder. Can it really be all that simple? If any autism is suspected, the journey will continue with a different department for more testing.
I asked my son how the testing went. He said that Mrs. S is very nice and asked him a lot of questions. I asked him what type of questions did she ask. He answered with:
“Well, who is more strict? Mommy or Daddy”?, and “What time do you go to bed”?
Hmmmm….to be honest with you, that is not exactly the information that I was looking for. I hold back and try not to ask him too much. I don’t want to transfer my own anxieties on to him. So, I leave it at that.
I ask and wonder to myself, does she ask about the lack of eye contact, lack of social skills, and arm flapping? Or does she just observe these behaviors? Does she even see them? My mind keeps spinning and spinning around and around.
So, I continue to wait for now. I keep wondering what all these symptoms mean and if we will ever get a clear diagnosis. I am hoping to get some answers in the following weeks.
If you missed Autism? Part one, you can read it by following the link below:
Category: Sensory Integration Disorder