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eddie1
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15 Jan 2010, 9:35 pm

It was my first meeting with the specialist and after awhile he seemed to be able
to ask questions that surprised me how he would know enough to ask.

Near the end he said concluded something like you have poor eye contact and
social skills, hard wired, repetitive and restrictive interests etc. etc. so autistic
spectrum.

I was expecting hours of testing so am not really sure if this is his suspicion or
diagnosis so left my WP status as unknown. Also don't understand what hard
wired means.

Eddie



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15 Jan 2010, 9:44 pm

"Hard wired" most likely refers to the fact that you behave differently on very noticeable level, and so this is taken as being an underlying neurological difference, which it may or may not be.


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15 Jan 2010, 11:00 pm

that's how I was diagnosed a few years ago, then when I went to see a psychiatrist at another clinic he tells me that I don't have AS because it was not in my record. The therapist that told me that I had AS was not working anymore.



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15 Jan 2010, 11:23 pm

eddie1 wrote:
It was my first meeting with the specialist and after awhile he seemed to be able
to ask questions that surprised me how he would know enough to ask.

Near the end he said concluded something like you have poor eye contact and
social skills, hard wired, repetitive and restrictive interests etc. etc. so autistic
spectrum.

I was expecting hours of testing so am not really sure if this is his suspicion or
diagnosis so left my WP status as unknown. Also don't understand what hard
wired means.

Eddie

Your first meeting, implying that there will be more? You should get paperwork, records.



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16 Jan 2010, 9:29 am

buryuntime wrote:
eddie1 wrote:
It was my first meeting with the specialist and after awhile he seemed to be able
to ask questions that surprised me how he would know enough to ask.

Near the end he said concluded something like you have poor eye contact and
social skills, hard wired, repetitive and restrictive interests etc. etc. so autistic
spectrum.

I was expecting hours of testing so am not really sure if this is his suspicion or
diagnosis so left my WP status as unknown. Also don't understand what hard
wired means.

Eddie

Your first meeting, implying that there will be more? You should get paperwork, records.


My next meeting is in 2 weeks.

Eddie



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16 Jan 2010, 9:31 am

eddie1 wrote:
buryuntime wrote:
eddie1 wrote:
It was my first meeting with the specialist and after awhile he seemed to be able
to ask questions that surprised me how he would know enough to ask.

Near the end he said concluded something like you have poor eye contact and
social skills, hard wired, repetitive and restrictive interests etc. etc. so autistic
spectrum.

I was expecting hours of testing so am not really sure if this is his suspicion or
diagnosis so left my WP status as unknown. Also don't understand what hard
wired means.

Eddie

Your first meeting, implying that there will be more? You should get paperwork, records.


My next meeting is in 2 weeks.

Eddie


Good luck in your diagnosis.

In the meantime, why not just surf around WrongPlanet and have fun posting in different threads, about differt things in our lives? It will be fun to share your weal and woes with others, as well as joy and laughter...


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16 Jan 2010, 9:36 am

eddie1 wrote:
It was my first meeting with the specialist and after awhile he seemed to be able to ask questions that surprised me how he would know enough to ask.

Near the end he said concluded something like you have poor eye contact and social skills, hard wired, repetitive and restrictive interests etc. etc. so autistic spectrum.

I was expecting hours of testing so am not really sure if this is his suspicion or diagnosis so left my WP status as unknown ...


You can always update that at any time.

My own experience was similar to yours (even though the initital consideration of AS/HFA was mine) when a therapist rather quickly noticed several identifying factors. He did not ultimately write down an official diagnosis, but maybe your specialist did. You might be told more about that during your next visit, and others here on WP can help you know what to consider about how much to tell other people around you.


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16 Jan 2010, 11:35 am

I don't know about other countries, but in Sweden I think there's typically a battery of tests as well; scales on behavior, interview with parent, IQ-testing, cognitive profiling, testing memory and recall, story telling etc. For me the interviews took about 4 hours and the tests even more. But that was the whole neuro-psychiatric work-up. A generic psychologist might not be able to administer all those tests.