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Paediatrician appt
  • HannahH29
    Posts: 48
    Hi all,

    I need more advice, I’m sorry if I ask such silly questions but some days I feel clueless about this side of things! My son got his diagnosis from Help4Psychology a month ago. We also have a private OT assessment booked as this came up from the assessment. We are due to see NHS paediatrician in a few weeks as I still feel my son may have some further developmental issues that need looking into and we can’t afford any more private assessments. Should I give the paediatrician a copy of the private diagnostic report? Would he automatically refer us on to the ASD pathway? Is it worth it? I know it is needed in some areas for support as some won’t accept private diagnosis and would rather dot the i’s so to speak but I’m so confused about what to expect and where to go next!

    Please help!
  • Em83Em83
    Posts: 68
    Hi HannahH29 I would definately take a copy of the report with you to discuss with them
    And see what the next steps are. It may be worth checking with services in your area such as the local offer, council, schools
    if they do accept private diagnosis. The peadeatrician may also be able to advise on the best way forward with this and whether its needed to be on the autism pathway through the NHS. If in doubt then as you say its always best to cover every possibility for your children. Good luck!

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