So now I'm more flippin' confused than I have answers.
A few weeks ago the doc we are seeing said that DS shows signs of ADHD and anxiety. He said he needed to meet with DS's teacher to get some clarification on her test answers.
So today, I got a call from the doctor who advised me that he still needs to review the paperwork, but it is looking more like Aspergers.
My mind went blank then, my head was spinning. I didn't know how to answer that, the words, the thoughts I wanted to say weren't coming out.
"Why?" I asked him. "Why? His verbal skills you tested were a year above his actual age. On the DSM-5, isnt verbal one of the factors for ASD? Am I wrong?". He replied, "we'll there are categories on there, and he's going to need support."
I replied, "Yes, we totally agree with that. But you said last time he has strong signs of ADHD, and minimal signs if that of ASD. Can't ADHD mimic ASD? I read that it can."
I don't want to be a bit**h, but wth? While I think he would benefit from the support of ASD in school, I think the line is so blurred with his needs that he wants to give him a DX which will support him the most at this age. Why??
I'm terrified, angry , mad. Dh isnt saying much because we are still in the DX process...final results won't be for a few weeks. His OT, doesn't believe he has ASD. This is so subjective ... there isn't blood work, or mris which could make such a DX.