Thursday, July 27, 2006

It is Official.....

Nick has Autism. I went to his developmental pediatrician's office today for the "official" report. I got a copy of it and will post it later as it is pretty lengthy. I won't post the whole thing, but excerpts of it. Nick was diagnosed with moderate autism with a global delay. Dr. Flake(yes, that is his real name) commented that normally they do not diagnose kids so young with autism(more or less PDD-NOS or the like), but Nick was more than 2 Standard Deviations below average on just about everything. Dr. Flake recommended Nick get private Speech and Occupational Therapy 2x a week, along with all the other therapies he recieves at the Birth to three center. He wants to load him up with alot of therapies now and then see where we are at in 6 mos. After Nick turns three, he will be part of the school system. Then he will go to a developmental pre-school 5 days a week.
We have a busy week ahead of us. Michael starts soccer camp on Monday, and swimming lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Plus, Nick has therapy everyday, and we are hosting one of Michael's soccer coaches from the U.K. during the week of camp. I will try to get as many pics as I can of the boys doing their "things" and post them next week.

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