Published on 12, July, 2020
My child suspected Autism and awaiting an assessment. I am agreeing to the test because I want what's best for my child and get all appropriate help. However, concerns from my child's teacher has got me quite concerned.
The teacher is saying my child uses high pitched voice, smiles non stop, irrated by other children, flaps hands, stares into space, knows very little words and dislikes sensory play.
The information she has given me is not true. I see my child play and develop each day and none of these traits are correct.
The reason for suspected autism is because my child has poor communication, my child has 90 single words. My child also has issues with solids food.
I'm wondering does anyone know will I be listened too if they write a report such as this and I disagree. Maybe they won't write a report such as that, but I just want a fair assessment
Your child may be more uncomfortable/distressed/anxious at school (or pre-school) so display more severe or different behaviours. We are all more relaxed in our own home as there are fewer people and less sensory input. Even as an adult, my autistic traits and behaviours change depending on the situation. I am very good at masking in general and if we were to meet you probably wouldn't suspect I have Autism, however if I am extremely anxious or the place I'm in is very busy or loud, I will have a meltdown where I will cry, rock, lash out, hurt myself etc. It is as though I turn into a different person.