The last few weeks have been a bit of a blur after my 5.5 year old son was diagnosed with IM.
He was a prem, globally delayed but it wasn't until he started school that his behaviour and learning has become an issue. He has always seen a speech pathologist and an OT and early this year diagnosed with auditory processing disorder.
Anyway, after a formal diagnosis with a psychologist doing a WIPPSI or whatever it is IQ test, this is what we're facing. Its part of the puzzle.
School hasn't been easy. The Counsellor there is of NO help. I won't even go there - hes burnt out I think.
Anyway I've been googling frantically and my husband and I attended a Family Advocacy workshop last week which was great. I've also been in touch with the Association for Intellectual Disability.
I was put in touch with the Department of Ageing, Disability and HOme Care who have a funded Early Diagnosis Childrens team who are coming out to us next week to give us support and put in place things that we need for Matthew.
Now we know where his tantrums and over reactions come from.
I know Im rambling - sorry, I guess its good tho to write it down and to get it all off my chest. Hubby is dealing with things his way.
I just need to know Matt is going to be okay. That we can can get all the support we need for him and make his learning and life happy and full.
All comments, suggestions, like minded people would be appreciated with open arms.
Thanks for reading my rambled thoughts !