Wow, I haven't been here in what seems like a lifetime. I am Lynn from Michigan, and I used to come here to discuss my GIF Chelsea. Chels is now 12yo. She is currently a straight A honor student in the 7th grade. She is a cheerleader and on the 7th grade girls volleyball team. Now we still have daily melt downs but thankfully they are limited to home. She has learned control that at school and in public that she can keep control enough until we make it home. Then all bets are off. She is diagnosis ADHD with BiPolar tendancies. Then I have Abigail, 9yo, she has juvenal psoriatic arthritis. She also has issues with her temper. She has minor Learning Disability (LD) in the language arts, she is behind in reading. She gets special help at school for reading. Now for the reason I am back ... Bethany, my 6yo. We alway knew Beth was wired differently. Our previous Dr loves her to death. This is bad in the way that that as long as she didn't have a cold or ear infection - she was fine. Well she isn't. Her speech is horrible, fine motor skills ****, now she loves younger kids, would rather be with 4yo's than 6yo. Emotionally she is more on 4yo's level. She is overly loving to everyone even strangers. She has no boundries. She will leave with YOU if you gave her a hug. She doesn't understand personal space. She can't maintain eye contact for longer than a second. She can not read simple sight words. Words she does know - mom, dad, the, cat, dog, play. Other than that - they are too hard. She can write her name legably but nothing else is. Cutting is hard for her. She has sensory issues with light and sounds mainly - she get migraines, You can tell her something is hot, she will touch it, leaving her hand there, tell you it isn't until you remove her hand. She does receive speech at school and Occupational Therapist (OT). Neither of these are helping. Speech has been for 2 years now. Occupational Therapist (OT) has been for 1 year. She is very weak in language arts but very strong in math. We did switch to a new pediatrician - she is a wonderful doctor and very through. After reviewing her IEP Speech/Occupational Therapist (OT) and her report card, her assessment testing, check up and observation of Bethany for a few visits ... she wants me to have her independently test. The school is doing more testing at the moment too. She stated she see signs of mild autism. OK, ***, where did this come from?!?!?!?!?! Monday I am supposed to make calls to see where I can go for independent testing. So now I am back to the real experts ... any advice, suggestions, anything?????? I am at a complete loss and floored!