We had a call from our GP asking us to pop in for a follow-up chat now that she has had a chance to talk to the Paediatrician. As we thought, the Paediatrician was a bit 'confused' as to who should be doing what as he is a locum and each PCT does things in their own way.
So, Nipper needs to have the Diagnostic Language Assessment. Apparently this will be organised by the Paediatrician though we haven't heard anything about it yet.
Also, the Paediatrician wants Nipper to have an Educational Psychology Assessment and I have put forward a request for this via his nursery. I haven't heard anything yet nor have I heard anything from the SENCO - she was supposed to be checking whether Nipper was already on the Ed Psych list and letting us know. The GP reckons that an Ed Psych is likely to be our 'saviour' and is the best person to help us with Nipper's behaviour and eating issues.
Nothing will be done about the suspected ADHD for at least 2 years as they can't medicate a child until they are 6 years old - I'm not sure what we're supposed to do to manage this in the meantime then??
When the Paediatrician has the Ed Psych and Language assessments he will re-assess Nipper. I'm hoping that we might get some 'help' of some sort at this point. At the moment I'm reading a self-help book on managing family life with an autistic child but don't feel that I'm achieving very much. I think I need a personality transplant as I seem to be at the end of my tether most days! Unfortunately unlimited patience isn't one of my virtues!
At least we know exactly what should be happening now.