So we are so fortunate that Jack's preschool allowed for the psychological testing. It sure would have been a financial burden or a very long wait for the children's hospital to do the assessment.
We did the usual parent testing with both the parent interview and the wonderful questionnaires. (little bit of a joke there if you didn't catch it) Thankfully the psychologist tested for a range of things including ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) and autism. Possibly some other things but I am unaware of what those would be.
So the testing was quite comprehensive including the teachers filling out questionnaires, a school visit and an assessment with Jack. The psychologist was going to test Jack's comprehension as well. Jack's comprehension seems to be good at times but other times his understanding can be questionable.
So now all the testing is finished and the psychologist is assembling her report. Now it is just the waiting game until our scheduled meeting next week. Unfortunately the psychologist is now away for a week. I am quite grateful how quickly the testing has gone but now I am anxiously awaiting to see the results. There are so many what ifs? and I have so many questions in my mind.
What if the testing doesn't show anything? Are we exaggerating our reality in our minds? What if he isn't as difficult in school as he is at home? Will they just say it is all us? Does our parenting style not match him? How do you have three children that are somewhat well adjusted and one child that has been sooooo different? So difficult? The type of personality to challenge anyone!
Anyways, we will see what the support shows on Monday!