Crimson Wife Posted June 14, 2012 Share Posted June 14, 2012 So I had the parent consultation with the pediatric neurologist today about DS possibly being on the spectrum as well. She agreed after looking at the old speech therapy reports and hearing what I had to say that there are some definite red flags. But then she started saying that after she sees him at the next appointment that she will likely have to refer out to a pediatric neuropsychologist for a full evaluation. She said that with DS likely being 2E, it's really difficult for her to determine the proper diagnosis without a NP report. That's almost exactly what the Aud.D. said about oldest DD during the first part of the CAPD evaluation. Yes, she shows signs of CAPD, but you need to take her to a neuropsych familiar with gifted kids to rule out ADHD or working memory issues. Don't these providers understand what a complete pain-in-the-rear it is to try to get insurance approval for a neuropsych eval? And with the waiting list times, it might be into the new year, which means the deductible & out-of-pocket cost shares would start all over again (most likely higher than this year). :banghead: Yes, I'm sure it would be a good idea to have both kids evaluated by a NP (and my little one when she is older & more verbal). But why is it necessary before the Aud.D. will diagnose CAPD or the pediatric neurologist PDD/Asperger's? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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