This word was suggested by Tina from MotherGeek and Toni from GymBunnyMummy and its a big one for us to. For Tina diet is a constant battle, with Sam refusing to eat anything with dairy or calcium in. For Toni and her Son prefers fromage frais and dried bread. In our case Miss S have a beige diet, apart from baked beans. She has to take vitamins to ensure she gets all her daily needs. This is also a battle as she refuses to take them! It's a vicious circle, lots of ASD children have issues with their diet, it can be down to sensory issues and most children, like Miss S have a dietician as one of the regular professionals.
This is the most obvious D in the A to Z posts, diagnosis is a massive hurdle for all ASd parents. The battle to get to it, what it means when you have it and the aftermath of dealing with the actual diagnosis. Joy from PinkOddy and Ann from Rainbows are too beautiful suggested Diagnosis also. For us we were lucky and diagnosis was quick and straight forward. It's not the case for some and it can be a long rocky road. The best advice I can give it find someone to talk to, right everything down and keep a diary. In some appointment's they want to know the ins and outs of everything and when you deal with your child on a daily basis it's easy to forget some of the things they do. Having it all written down means it's easy to refer back to.
This is sometimes a condition that can go hand in hand with an autism diagnosis. Dyspraxia, a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech. Children may present with difficulties with self-care, writing, typing, riding a bike and play as well as other educational and recreational activities. This is something Mr D is being assessed for at the moment.
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