Linda and Letitia, thank you. I literally had a first appointment with him 3 days after DD was diagnosed. The questions you mentioned were helpful, and I will ask. When his officer manager called to inform me insurance wouldn't cover the cost of the test, I was caught off-guard and I was unprepared as he never mentioned additional evaluations. He did give me a questionnaire with a very detailed and comprehensive history for her past and current symptoms. Surely, this document (that had typos) doesn't warrant me to pay $750! Before I hand that paperwork over on Friday, I'll ask him specific questions. Truth be told, the longer I think about him, the more wary I become. I just want my DD to have some good, comforting CBT, ya know?
This is neither here nor there: Linda, I recall from earlier discussions your daughter is gifted as well. We'll IQ test my DD after she turns 6. I think that is another puzzle piece that can help us as best meet her needs and understand her, as well as give us flexibility for her education. Right now the plan is to homeschool. We went in opposite professional order: you parented a 2E, then became a teacher. I taught first, then became a parent. My teaching experience has in no-way benefited me on this road with my child.....
Glad I can ask the community here.
Please ignore my spelling-- I think faster than I type.