Friday, August 19, 2011

WrongPlanet- 2009

Hi5! In 2009, our son's school and Pediatric Doctor diagnosed him with Autism. Last Spring, our Child Development Specialist concluded that Joshua is on the Autism Spectrum with Asperger's Syndrome. Also, the doctor ascribed specific terms to his speech/language condition. Will will address this later. Today, we are sharing an excerpt from We believe that Parents should pursue specifics about their child's developmental disability. There is a difference between Classic and Regressive Autism, Aspergers and PDD-NOS (which we're told DSM-V will no longer identify this term). Parents, be encouraged to have as thorough a diagnosis as you can possibly bear to test. Knowing helps address specific behaviors, learning styles, language development, motor skill enhancements, assistive technologies, and just simply what is happening to your child. Again, we are shaing an excerpt from Wrong Planet. We hope you will review the entire post and helpful commments at Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:26 am Post subject: Im new to this, My son might have AS I am told this is a classic sign of Aspergers Syndrome, and may lead to a very fullfilling career in engineering. However, as Proud as I am about how much he knows about electronics... He does not focus on other things that he needs to know to start junior kindergarten in 2 weeks.
I would like to share some things about my son Julian. I have been told by doctors recently that they believe he has Asperger's Syndrome. I wanted to go straight to the source of ppl who are raising kids with this syndrome, or have it themselves.
i>I have been trying to teach my son his ABC's for a year now. he never pays attention, he shuts his eyes, or looks away. to say the least sometimes i think he does nto even hear me at all. then today, at a moment of weakness i yelled at him. "JULIAN U NEED TO KNOW UR ABC'S SO U CAN GO TO SCHOOL" he looked at me, and said his entire alphabet, A-Z. I sat there in complete shock, embarrassed, ashamed, amazed.... When did he learn his alphabet?
So many brilliant minds have Aspergers, then i read other blogs calling it a curse.. the worst thing that could have happened to them.... others say they are way smarter than the average person and their thought process is that of a genius.
The symptoms my son has are as follows: Walks on tiptoes, Plugs ears at loud sounds, flaps hands when excited, clumsy, socially awkward (at times, other times he is not) Obsessed with Snowmen, Santa, trucks,planes, computers, He has to Follow a STRICT schedual otherwise he is in complete chaos. He speaks only when spoken too, UNLESS he is talking about something that is of intrest to HIM, then he talks all the time, non stop. He has an incredible memory, Sometimes he seems detatched, or aloof like he is not there, or he is not paying attention... He has trouble with his motor skills, He is nearly four and can not hold a pencil properly. he makes very poor eye contact, but he does occasionally look you in the eyes.
A Reply in 2009 Your son's writing troubles may have something to do with Hyptonia which is a part of aspergers. Essentially it means low muscle tone but probably not in the sense you'd expect. ... In particular, you might want to check out hyptonia and the tips for parents bits. Gavin.

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