I'm new on here. I have a son , 22 months, that has been screened and observed by a family member who is a Consultant psychologist. She suspects it's highly likely he has ASD.
The gp has referred him and we are now awaiting our first appointment. There seems to be a long wait.
In the meantime any tips on what to do to help bring on his communication? I'm trying a bit of signing and also using photos.
What should I expect from the assessments he is going to have? I have heard it takes around a year or so for a proper diagnosis? I'm worried about it all. I just want what's best for my son though and I know a diagnosis is needed.
He's definitely high functioning I would say, but he doesn't really socialise much with other kids , he has meltdowns and bites himself, he stims a fair bit, he plays with cars or beads on wires only and fixates on the wheels or the beads ... there's more but I won't bore you all!