How Do I Get A Referral To A Developmental Pediatrician?
It has been two years since my nine year old son last saw a developmental pediatrician where we were told that he did have sensory issues and mild hypotonia but to try working on these things at home, which we did.
My son is having trouble keeping up with other kids physically in Cub Scouts and swimming lessons and I think we need to get him in some kind of therapy for his issues; or at least more advice on how to handle the lack of coordination, endurance and strength.
So we would like to take him to see the developmental pediatrician again but we have to get another referral and that means convincing another doctor to make a referral. It was not easy to do the last time. The doctor didn't think my son's issues were that much of a problem and he acted like he thought there wasn't much that could be done to help him with his issues.
We have to go to a military base for our primary care because we have Tricare Prime. We will have about ten minutes to convince this doctor that he needs help. I have the Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist
filled out and ready to take with us. Is there anything else I should say to help convince the doctor that we need a referral?