Published on 12, July, 2020
My child is on the waiting list for an autism assessment. My child is currently receiving help from speech therapy to talk and on a waiting list for occupational therapy to help with eating.
The traits showing within my child of autism are severe delay in speech but making progress, issues with food and textures of food within the mouth and will not sit down other than when my child wants to.
Does been diagnosed make a difference to my child's life if these are the issues and speech therapy, OT and a classroom assistant will all be helping?
Thank you. Yes speech therapy is working wonders which is great
speech therapists are one of the best people u can meet ---- they are really beneficial to any child ---- do everything they say
basically all the people you listed will all benefit your child. They are all highly skilled and experienced. They have worked with 100s of children and this is their main advantage. Their feedback/advice on your child is like gold.
That's good to hear that your child is now on the waiting list for an assessment. You may like to have a look at the following information from the NAS on some of the benefits of getting a diagnosis/next steps after a diagnosis:
I hope this helps,