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Understanding Your Diagnosis

Posted On Monday, 22nd April 2024 At 2:12:19 PM
Written By Tawa Balfourth
Help your child play.
Help your child play.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23rd April 2024 @ 8:37:42 PM by Tawa Balfourth

As a concerned parent, it's natural to feel overwhelmed and unsure when navigating the process of obtaining a diagnosis for your child. You may have been urged to seek a diagnosis by a school or nursery worker who believes it could be beneficial for your child's needs. Alternatively, you may have noticed that your child's behaviours seem different from what you consider to be "normal."

It's important to remember that a diagnosis doesn't automatically provide a straightforward solution. In fact, it can often feel like the opposite.

Obtaining a diagnosis for your child is the first step in understanding the difficulties they may be experiencing. It can help explain their behaviours and provide some relief to you as a parent. However, it's essential to understand that a diagnosis alone doesn't solve the problem. You may still struggle to understand how best to support your child's diagnosis and the impact it may have on their future development.

When dealing with your child's diagnosis, it's important to first understand what the diagnosis means to you. Take some time to reflect on the challenges you face and how they impact your daily life. Consider how you will navigate social situations and what kind of support you will need to address these challenges in the future.

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