Information needed for evaluation
The more information you can gather to your doctor or to the group performing the evaluation, the more useful and accurate the result of the evaluation will be. The Autism evaluation checklist will be your guide for thorough and useful process of evaluation. When your child does not pass the a screening test and a positive carrier of the disorder (ASD), the recommendation is to prepare the necessary information that will help your doctor to evaluate your child during your visit.
The following needed information would help;
Videos/ DVDs of your child that will show a certain behaviors you may want the doctor to see.
Content of typical medical history or link to a medical issues related to your family’s history that will help the doctor in attending your child’s present condition.
Bring a copy of your child’s recent evaluation if he is in current therapy. Bring summary of a report if he is attending Individual Educational program.
Gather old medical records like laboratory reports and previous evaluations . Your Child’s growth chart and immunization records are also important to bring.
Record of his past behavioral experiences.
If possible, prepare a history of your child’s symptoms as much as you can in order for your doctor can fully understand your concerns. Make a list of issues that your child is currently facing . In this way, the doctor would be able to address all of your child’s issues. Think about your child’s specific behaviors relating to his ability for attention, repetitive behaviors, play skills and daily functioning skills. knowing your child’s medical history is extremely helpful in solving your child’s medical issues.
A child with autism obtained from his family not only his physical characteristic but also his possible genetic disorder. Through exploring his family on both sides would help identify your child’s specific needs. Complete medical evaluation is what your child needs if he was diagnosed with developmental delay or ASD.
The medical evaluation can be done separately from neurodevelopmental evaluation. The child medical history will be reviewed and a physical exam will also perform to identify medical issues that might be a cause of ASD. Also to determine as well if the child has another medical issue associated with the disorder.
The medical evaluation is also use to identify behaviors or illnesses that may be interfering with your child’s development. Basically, taking away one problem will make treatments and interventions for other problem more successful. Relevant topic can be more helpful to better understand your child’s special needs.
A diagnostic profile is a summary of how your child progress as he walks his way of growing up. It is not only the highlights how he interacts and learn with others it also explains what development or medical issues or other challenges he would get in his way.
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