lisamarie Posted December 12, 2011 Share Posted December 12, 2011 Quick background--my DS is 8, in 3rd grade in PS, but was HSed until this year (with a year of young 5s in PS). Took DS to the ped psychiatrist today and came away with a PDD-NOS dx. Now what? DS is highly gifted so no educational problems, he's getting all A's in school. We just had PT conferences before Thanksgiving and his teacher never said anything about DS other than he was smart, doing well, etc. No mention of social problems or anything which the dr found very surprising. Ya, I did, too. I was fully expecting the teacher to have something to say. The dr suggested social training through the school (friendship groups, something similar) which I was told DS's school offers. I got the social worker's email address and will set up a time to meet with her...maybe. From my perspective, the main issue is social skills or lack there of. He is a great kid, follows the rules, thrives in an academic setting, but he isn't even trying to make friends and says he doesn't want friends, that he likes to be by himself. On the one hand I'd like to get him involved in a friendship group if it will help him learn these skills, but on the other, I have no plans at this time to tell DS about this Dx. I told him that we were there to discuss his schooling and how to challenge him (I made the dr talk to me in another room). I'm not sure I can keep DS from figuring something isn't right if I put him in a special group. He's not stupid, he'll connect the dots. I did not fill out the form to allow the dr to forward the diagnosis to the school because I may not share this info with them unless we decide it's necessary. I guess I'm not sure what to do from here. Pursue the IEP and friendship group, try to work on social training at home, something else? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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