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Which kind of assessment speech or for autism?

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    The book Out of Sync may help you assess if your child has global development delay or autistism (which I hate labelling kids) or just speech delay. I will suggest caution if the child hits all/most milestones late. It is always easier to intercept at an early age than later.

    Creeping and crawling and vestibular exercises are good in developing the brain, to help cross the mid-line and develop the cerebellum which governs learning.

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    thanks cemily! i'll look into that book.
    does it sound right to get an assessment for $2000 USD? thats how much someone is charging in america.

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    Yes, USD2000 sounds right. That'sthe charge for somethi ng similar back in 2005.

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    when we saw the speech therapist and child psychologist, we paid just $5000hkd for both. hope that helps.

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    Hi Mickey Mom,

    How long was your child in therapy for? How frequent was it? I'm in China and would have to go in to HK for therapy.

    Thanks!

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    hi nanzbier,
    my son did not need to go to therapy sessions. he was cleared by both specialists and was not required to do so. we were just advised to put him in an environment with more children (hence, the pre-school), and observe for 6 months. fortunately for us, he showed marked improvement in that 6 months time frame and did not have to follow through with anything because now he talks like there's no tomorrow
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    autism/speech delay assessment

    My kid has been assessed by the govt center for autism but I would like to get a second opinion. Any advice on Doctors? What has been your experience with Dr. Tommy Chan? I've read the book "Einstein Syndrome, Late-taking Children" by Thomas Sowell, which is very informative about late talking kids, and the problem of misdiagnosis. I've seen Dr Trodd already, but I would like views on experiences with other doctors. Much appreciated.

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    Dear TSKN,

    Of course you are aware that late talker is NOT equivalent to autism. Late talking is fine. Encouragement + other speech therapy early interception will yield results, eventually. Autism calls for totally different measures. Nutrition and neurological development are absolutely necessary. Speech therapy will not be much help until much later.

    www.familyhopecenter.org and www.handle.org are helpful.

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