Speech Therapy Frequently Asked Questions: If my child has Autism why does he need diagnosis?
If my child has autism, why does he need a diagnosis?
Some parents worry that getting a diagnosis for their child will only label him without any positive affects.
The purpose of the autism diagnosis is to single out a child whose delays are seriously affecting his or her ability to communicate, learn and succeed in school and in relationships. In turn, the diagnosis will help provide information to parents, therapists and others who support the child to reach her potential. In some cases, a diagnosis of autism can open doors to funding sources to pay for education and intervention that will dramatically improve his or her learning and functioning.