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help where do i get a diagnoses!!!
  • jo
    Posts: 2
    Hi my name is Jo and my daughter seems to fit the criteria for PDA. We live in staffordshire and i was wondering if anyone knows of a specialist in this area that we could contact either privately or via the NHS. I would be really gratefull of any suggestions thanks.
  • westd_Moderatorwestd_Moderator
    Posts: 1,292
    If you cant find a specialist locally can you not contact the centre in Nottingham and ask if you can go for an assessment there (perhaps you should ask your doctor if your NHS would pay for assessment though - its more expensive if you are not from area)?
  • Pamela
    Posts: 205
    Jo we live in North Yorkshire and we too felt that our daughter fit the criteria for PDA. We went to our doctor and asked him if the Primary care trust would request a referal and pay for an assessment at the Early Years Diagnostic Centre in Nottingham. They did this and we were given one. Our daughter (now 10y 7m) was diagnosed there in Jan 2003, she was then 8. Good Luck....Although we have the diagnosis (she already has a diagnosis of IDIC 15- rare chromosome disorder) we haven't really had an awful lot of advice or help from the professionals on how we can help her deal with her behaviours. But maybe for you...the diagnosis alone will help you. good luck!
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