About this blog.

My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months. I created this blog to bring meaning to the often-confusing label. Sometimes I have answers. Other times, just more questions.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Navigating the maze.

It's been almost a month since Brad was diagnosed. The developmental pediatrician who provided the diagnosis recommended 25 hours of service per week. Unfortunately, all of the service providers, except one, that serve my area are ABA providers who seek to "normalize" my son. Mind you, Brad presents with no - and I mean zero - behaviorial issues now. But the ethic seems to be that he needs behavioral conditioning.

I've decided to buck the system and go with floortime (child-directed) rather than ABA. Unfortunately, there's only one provider that serves my town. After stalking them for two weeks - they literally don't return calls - I finally got through. I'm getting a referral next week. Not sure when services will start. And the jury is out on the quality of these services.

To be continued...


dkmnow said...

Hi Laura,

Just wanted to say hi, and thank you for your comment on my WP blog -- it made my day!

PS: Brad sounds like a very lucky young man!


Chuck said...

I don't know if you found this or have access to RDI in your area. (No I have not done it)

Just FYI

Laura said...

Thanks dkmnow.

chuck, interesting, I hadn't heard of that.