Parent of a child who may have Aspergers, advice please

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Age: 43
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

25 May 2013, 8:12 am

A speech therapist is not qualified to make a diagnosis, in Australia, anyway.
I am surprised this therapist has been so flippant. If he does have Aspergers/HFA then in all likelihood, diagnosis is extremely important as it opens doors to additional assistance and therapies.
If you have concerns about Sam's development then I would advise an assessment by a developmental paediatrician that specialises in ASD.
All the best

Mum to 7 year old DS (AS) and 3 year old DD (NT)