I hope some of you experienced parents on this board can help me out. We have an appointment with a Psychiatrist regarding DS 3 YO. I had suspicions all along, while everyone else told me he is fine I finally pushed for him to be seen by a professional. Our Family practitioner agreed there are enough red flags to search further. She also warned us in terms of emotional turmoil that this could course. DS has always been distant, I had to be on the move when he was an infant he couldn't be still, extremely spirited, impossible to discipline, scary meltdowns, extreme shyness around strangers, difficulties with any change or routine, very inflexible in most situations, difficulties seeing a playmate or anyone needing space, incredible endurance physically, he equates sleep with poison....impossible bedtimes. But, his vocabulary is age appropriate, his problem solving skills like puzzles and such are above his age. He will very rarely make eye contact. I don't say never, but not often. Based all that I mentioned I pushed for a professional opinion. If I am told I am imagining all this , he is fine - great. If not and there is really something at least I tried to get him the tools to make it a bit easier for him.
What can I expect from a first visit, how should I prepare us? Thanks as always.