We went through extensive testing with my son who is 3 years old last fall. He ended up with an 'Autistic Disorder' diagnosis and the SLP also recommended further evaluation for apraxia of speech (which I have suspected all along). We actually got our diagnosis through a pediatric neuropsychologist, but we did see a developmental pediatrician before who also agreed that it was likely autism.
As I was looking back through the developmental pediatrician's assessment, the first words were 'STATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY'. At the time I guess I overlooked that and cut straight to the 'autism like features' on the end of that sentence. I just looked up Static Encephalopathy yesterday and it means permanent, unchanging brain damage!!! What on earth??? Has anyone else had this and what does it really mean?