Today my doctor told me she wants my son tested for aspergers.... I've had my suspicions.... But haven't wanted to face them.. I didn't bring it up to her at all... I didn't want to coerce an opinion out of her... I wanted it to be of her own observation...
And she asked me if I had any concerns about his development... I said no, even though I did, just because I wanted to see what she would say. She looked at me as if I was crazy. Then she said, I'd like to have him tested for aspergers... It was like a kick in the gut.
His dad feels like somehow this is his fault because we've suspected for a long time that he and his dad are probably in the aspergers scale....
It's a hard pill to swallow.... My son is amazing. He's been fixated on letters and numbers since early on.
He has been able to read simple books since he was 2, he's now 3 1/2. He knows how to use an abacus to solve math problems. He has a leap pad Ultra and He LOVES it. He is now doing multiplications problems on there without the use of the abacus. He's AMAZING... But he has no clue how to interact with other kids.
I have a friend who has a boy 2 weeks older than Derek, and they are SO different.
He's been having trouble with potty training too. He has been for a bit now, but he HATES to poop, and holds it for days. The doctor had me put him on miralax to try and make the poop soft so he HAS to poop. She said they can damage their colon by stretching it out.
So I'm kinda feeling... unsure, and a little sad... Anyone else in this position? Can you tell me what the test is like? Can you tell me what indications your child showed?