Post by FanOfDorks on Dec 16, 2014 16:24:27 GMT -1
Yesterday Alyssa went for her autism assessment.
She was taken up to a room with 2 women where they chatted with her & played.
She made good eye contact & chatted away so autism has been ruled out.
However she was very aware of sounds & smells round about her.
More aware than a "normal" child.
There were workmen outside working on the water pipes, no one else could smell but to Alyssa it was really strong.
Sudden loud noises or beeps will upset her & she will ask for days after what the noise was for & will it happen again.
She hates hoovers and when the washing machine goes into spin cycle will make any excuse to go play in her room so she cant hear it.
There is a fire station near where we live so we see the fire engines on a daily basis. Alyssa needs to know where they have been and if it was a fire who got burned. I usually tell her it was just a cat stuck up a tree.
After new year she is being referred to another specialist to find the reason for her sensory issues.
FanOfDorks. Hopefully they have gotten their diagnosis correct and that Alyssa will get any supports the may need. Good that she has good eye contact. She is extremely sensitive - who knows? it may not be connected with autism at all.