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Amy Joy
11-15-2012, 04:00 PM
So, I met with my oldest dd's councillor today and...
We are getting a referral to a pyschiatrist and the Kinsmen Children's Center and Theraplay (OT)
They are looking for
SPD (already informally diagnosed)
Asperger's (not really sure, just checking)

There are a lot of things I thought she would "grow out of" that at 12 now, I realized she is not going to. The things are so all over the place so there is no clear answer without the specialists.

She had her testing with the Educational Pyschologist and we will get results next week or the week after.

I'm just overwhelmed right now. :perplex: She is very moody, anxious, a bit depressed on top of all the other things we usually deal with (the way clothes feel, not putting glasses on/not brushing teeth, messiness, ect)
I really thought she would outgrow a lot of those things, so maybe it's just hitting me that there is something going on and I never noticed it. :(

Thanks for listening. I think I'm tired. :wornout:

Hollie in SC
11-15-2012, 04:45 PM
:group: I'm sure you ARE tired. It is hard to hear and even harder to figure out how to deal with the reality. Baby steps. Take a deep breath. Treat yourself. Just one step at a time. :group: Praying for you this evening.

Amy Joy
11-16-2012, 08:23 AM
Thanks Hollie. I called my mom (she just moved 2 provinces away) and I wanted to talk, but she wanted to tell me about the furniture she bought. It was hard, not being able to talk it out with her. I had talked to my hubby already, but sometimes I need to say things to make them make sense and it was hard to have her 'not available'. On the plus side it really drew me to God. As I was complaining to Him about no one to talk to, He reminded me that He is always ready to listen and give comfort and I can repeat myself ll I want. That was good.

Hollie in SC
11-16-2012, 10:07 AM

11-16-2012, 10:53 AM
My 11 yr old has similar issues (Asperger's, ADHD, anxiety, SPD, cluttered speech). He was diagnosed just after his 8th birthday. I remember well, that tired feeling. Many days I still feel it. :) And I understand the need to talk it out when no one else seems to be willing to listen. :unsure:

Hang in there. If I can help, feel free to pm me.