DS has been seeing a clinical social worker for over a month and sees a psychiatrist tomorrow. The clinical worker is acting as if she's already diagnosed him with autism but is for us to see the doctor tomorrow.
It's kid with autism this and that and with him this and that autism autism autism. That's all that's been mentioned.
Here are my questions:
She wants his pedi to refer him to a nutritionist and get a good test. She said some autistic kids can't handle glutton, I think that's what is called, and for him to get a test. What kind of test?
DS has problems with progressing/regressing. It's unbelievable how much he regresses from day to day. Even his teachers say he will know domestic and the next day it's like where did you go/what happened. Just today he forgot how to put on his jacket. Does the regressing every go away?
A blood test can determine a gluten allergy so he'd need to have blood drawn.
The theory is that gluten found in many foods is hard to process and digest causing stomach aches which cause behavior and concentration issues. Its not a cure but it can definitely improve in some areas if an allergy is present.
They answered the gluten question (made no difference when we were gluten free with my son-he just stopped eating), but as for the regression. If it is significant regression-like everyday losing something-I would get him tested for metabolic issues, like lead poising, genetic issues, etc. If it is regression and then he gets a new ability then (for us at least) that is normal. I'd remind that clinical worker that she isn't the psychiatrist-that is unprofessional.