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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-29-2008, 05:22 PM
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ICD9code : 781.3

ICD9code : 781.3
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-29-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Serenity
I'm not sure what the code means that the OT put...

I'm not sure what the code means that the OT put on the previous invoices. We have to appeal all these rejected claims so I will be supplying documentation that he has an ASD. I hope the fact that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-28-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Serenity
Thank you so much for that link! My insurance...

Thank you so much for that link! My insurance company has been like talking to a brick wall. Of course they don't want to pay for it. I will also look into local autism groups.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-28-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Serenity
Hi all, my insurance company is denying my 6...

Hi all, my insurance company is denying my 6 y.o. ds coverage for his OT. They say it's not medically necessary. He has Asperger's and ADHD, and has struggled with low muscle tone and incoordination...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Serenity
no, he doesn't have hypotonia. that' s...

no, he doesn't have hypotonia. that' s interesting about the developmental leaps with therapy breaks. i would love to see that!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-07-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Serenity
thank you so much for your replies. I have been...

thank you so much for your replies. I have been trying to help him for so long that i'm afraid to stop any therapy in case he stalls where he's at. I think he is too tired. I don't see that changing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-07-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Serenity
Hi all, it's been awhile since I've posted here...

Hi all, it's been awhile since I've posted here but I'm having a dilemma and wondered if some of you might have some insight. My ds, diagnosed Asperger's and ADHD, has been going to OT since he was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-19-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Serenity
we did the listening therapy with apricot jamz...

we did the listening therapy with apricot jamz etc. to assist with motor planning dyspraxia, coordination for ds. he hated every minute of it. hated the headphones. hated the music. after 9 months...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-19-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Serenity
my ds (5) who has asperger's has done really...

my ds (5) who has asperger's has done really well in a public school kindergarten. he does especially well with the structure they provide him. he also gets services there, OT, PT, and social skills.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-14-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Serenity
thanks for your responses, i will definitely try...

thanks for your responses, i will definitely try to do this for ds
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-13-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Serenity
I'm just wondering if any of you have done...

I'm just wondering if any of you have done anything to help your child with Asperger's in the transition from school year to school year with new teachers, new classmates, etc. I was thinking of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-04-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Serenity
off-topic but Shaggydaddy, the original pledge...

off-topic but Shaggydaddy, the original pledge of allegiance was so much better! I always wondered about that myself.

I will try to discuss further with the teacher. I must admit that when the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-04-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Serenity
mimim, you know i don't think his teacher gets...

mimim, you know i don't think his teacher gets how Asperger's works. She wants him to conform more to the classroom rules and doesn't seem to get why he doesn't immediately fall in line. For...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-04-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Serenity
hi all, just back from a parent-teacher...

hi all, just back from a parent-teacher conference for my 5 yo ds who has Asperger's. He's in a mainstream kindergarten and has a best friend there. I'm just happy he has a friend. The teacher is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-13-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Serenity
Just wanted to chime in here that we were very...

Just wanted to chime in here that we were very happy with ds's integrated pre-school. He has diagnoses of Asperger's and ADHD. He was able to get OT, PT, and speech at school. Plus lots of support...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-06-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 32,648
Posted By Serenity
my 5 yo ds (diagnosed Aspeger's) at 2 had a huge...

my 5 yo ds (diagnosed Aspeger's) at 2 had a huge vocabulary but only put together 2-word sentences at 2 years and 4 months. He had an impressive memory and had an encyclopedic knowedge of animals....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-16-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Serenity
that's a good idea, change of pace might help

that's a good idea, change of pace might help
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-15-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Serenity
awesome job everyone! I am down 14 pounds...

awesome job everyone!

I am down 14 pounds since October with 8 more to go to get to my goal which is a reasonable weight for me. I'm eating healthy as a habit now but I suddenly want instant...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-08-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Serenity
I've lost 12 pounds since the end of October...

I've lost 12 pounds since the end of October which I'm really proud of because I made it through Halloween, Thanksgiving, a week at Disney, and Christmas. That's a lot of desserts that i ate in...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-31-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,266
Posted By Serenity
let's all jump back on the wagon tomorrow. New...

let's all jump back on the wagon tomorrow. New year-fresh start! Happy New Year everyone!!!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-19-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,242
Posted By Serenity
for evaluations you might want to try a...

for evaluations you might want to try a neurodevelopmental pediatrician. there are several in the metro ny area. for us, that just opened the door for services and to helping others understand my ds.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-18-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,242
Posted By Serenity
my 5 yo ds has asperger's and is in a mainstream...

my 5 yo ds has asperger's and is in a mainstream classroom for kindergarten. he gets pt and ot at school and has a 1x/week social skills group that the school psychologist runs. his teacher is aware...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-18-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,266
Posted By Serenity
14 pounds is awesome too. i feel like every...

14 pounds is awesome too. i feel like every pound is a victory. i celebrate every week. except the week i went to disney and gained 2 pounds--could have been much worse though considering the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-17-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,266
Posted By Serenity
How's everyone doing with the holidays coming?...

How's everyone doing with the holidays coming? We have been making holiday cookies like crazy (we give them as gifts) so its been harder to stick to healthy eating. But i'm trying! So far I lost 11...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-14-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Serenity
i know what you mean, i have learned to talk...

i know what you mean, i have learned to talk about ds' weaknesses with many specialists and teachers in order to get him the support he needs but it is sometimes painful. The first time I read the...
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