Great Ormond Street visit; High Functioning Autism or PDA?

Great Ormond Street visit; High Functioning Autism or PDA? ~ Steph's Two Girls

Yesterday was quite a big day for us. We returned to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for some testing for our younger daughter. We've waited about seven months ago since our first visit, which came about after we asked for a referral to the National Centre for High Functioning Autism. Sasha, now 6, was first diagnosed with autism or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) when she was 2 and a half. That seems like such a long time ago already! We have never disagreed with this diagnosis, as Sasha does have some autistic traits. However, we always felt there was something more, or something else which described Sasha, as lots of the standard descriptions of autism didn't seem to fit her, and the usual autism strategies brought varying degrees of success. Whilst Sasha liked to see a visual timetable when younger, she didn't like to be told she had to stick to that. She was happy to swap and change what was happening on a whim - as long as it was HER whim. Sasha is highly sociable, but refuses to participate in group activities frequently - which obviously makes schooling difficult.

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