Over the last few weeks and months, I have been asking my self the question. Why my parents didn't seek diagnosis while I was a child. I saw many educational psychologists and other professionals.
I got through so many pencils, because I used to chew them, my concentration levels at school was poor (it still is). I started school in the late 70's, even at an early age i was struggling, from what i can remember even before I started school there were problems.
I remember having the struggles of being singled out because my work wasn't up to scratch.
I'm now 47 and stuck on a waiting list that is making me feel anxious.
I got my dx of Asperger's at the age of 62. My first school noticed something was awry . That lead to testing at Great Ormond street to see if I had what we now call cerebral palsy. The result was negative, and no alternative was offered. School reports described me as badly coordinated,bad at drawing and writing, messy and disorganised. I had no friends. I was physically and socially awkward. Whether my parents knew this ,and chose to ignore it , I don't know . Just before I was 17 I saw a pdoc for the 1st time. That put paid to anyone querying what was up with me apart from mental illness for 45 years , with everything being related back to mental illness .
I am certain that if I was a child with the same issues nowadays I would have seen by an educational psychologist sooner rather than later .