Desperation // A Call To The Paediatrician

This post follows on from Cameron’s TAC Meeting The events that went on in the TAC meeting had been haunting me all weekend. We were told that the Autism diagnosis would be dropped, but we were told that the last two times. What made this time any different? It suddenly occurred to me that Cameron’s Paediatrician had been receiving all the reports from the Speech Therapist. These were the reports that were full of inaccurate information, claiming that Cameron was indeed Autistic. The Paediatrician had not heard things from our perspective. After leaving the Paediatrician a message to try to… View Post

Cameron’s Tac Meeting // 24.05.2013

Today was Cameron’s 2nd Tac Meeting. This follows on from the Home Visit we had from the Speech Therapist. You can read what happened at the 1st Tac Meeting here We didn’t go to see her in for an understanding of Language Assessment a few weeks ago because Cameron had Gastroenteritis. Meeting started off well, talking about Cameron’s strengths and what he had improved on. Then it got round to the Speech Therapists turn. She brought out her little document that she had recorded the 45 minute assessment on and claimed that Cameron was indeed on the Autism spectrum  having scored… View Post

Speech Therapist // Home Visit

Following on from Cameron’s Tac Meeting, we had a ‘Specialist’ Speech Therapist visit us this afternoon. However this was not the same Speech Therapist that had been attending Cameron’s TAC Meetings. She is now on long term sick. So this ‘Specialist’ was to come to our house to assess Cameron, having not met him previously and only going on notes she may or may have not read. First of all she was late, I hate late people with a passion. When she finally turned up. She came in and introduced herself to us and Cameron and sat down with the… View Post

Cameron’s TAC meeting // 06.03.13

  I had Cameron’s first TAC meeting with Cameron’s Pre School a fortnight ago. I must admit I was dreading it as I knew the New Speech Therapist was only there to further the diagnosis of Autism despite Matt and I saying we don’t think he has it. You can read our argument here. The Health Visitor was late for the meeting (She is late for a lot of things) so we started without her. The TAC Meeting The Speech Therapist went through her notes of her watching Cameron in the nursery setting for the hour or so before the… View Post

Autism or Dyspraxia? // 27.02.13

This post follows on from my previous post about whether Cameron really does have Autism. Whilst looking at Cameron’s speech difficulties online we came across Speech Apraxia (Dyspraxia) We looked into it and the symptoms were just hitting us. This was Cameron! Some Symptoms of Speech Apraxia are: Difficulties controlling the speech organs Difficulties sequencing sounds Forming words into sentences Difficulty controlling breathing and phonation Slow language development Minimal babbling during infancy Difficulties making speech sounds Speech inconsistencies, such as being able to say a sound or word properly at a certain time and then not be able to do… View Post