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February 1st, 2008, 01:51 PM
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now that my son has health insurance, we can take him to the neurologist. but what should I expect? what are they gonna do? what will they be looking for, what does it all mean?
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February 3rd, 2008, 03:11 AM
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When Angus had his appointment, she tried to engage him in different actvivities and toys, checked him over physically, asked me a lot of questions about his behavior, she also had me leave to see how he would react (he didn't care) took lots of notes - there really isn't anything we had to do to prepare. I didn't have any expectations of how it would go, and I pretty much expected his diagnosis of autism, which was a good thing since it qualified him for all his therapies.
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February 4th, 2008, 12:24 PM
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I was very disappointed in my visit with the neurologist. Hunter was diagnosed in MI; an entire team of people with all kinds of backgrounds worked with him, but a neurologist wasn't one of them.

When we moved here to Ohio, the new team was surprised I hadn't been referred to a neurologist, so I made an appointment and had to wait three months for a lady to take less than five minutes to observe my son, and say, "Yes, he has autism. Is there anything else?"

It was a pointless visit for us.
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February 5th, 2008, 09:55 AM
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For my dd, a neurologist was always about seizure issues. The neurologists we saw were never a part of dxing her with Asperger's Syndrome. We obtained more help in that area with a neuropsychologist. Yes, waiting lists for pediatric neurologists can be long and the one that we saw just wasn't interested....kind of like Yolanda's experience. The neuropsych was more interested and spent a lot of time in testing...dd was 9 by the time we first got in and then retested again last year by a different neuropsych. So, if your child is young, I'm not sure what they'll do for testing. Dd had a lot of IQ testing done. I don't remember the names of the tests but it was 6 hours worth the first time and 8 the second time. I have all the evals in my files though.
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