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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD and spatial intelligence?

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 5:52 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 798


Look up non verbal learning disability. The profile is someone whose verbal IQ is significantly higher than performance IQ. It's a frequent occurrence in ASD but can also be a stand alone diagnosis. It's sometimes referred to as an atypical learning disability. My son was recently diagnosed with ASD...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need advice on pursuing adult autism diagnosis.

Posted: 21 Oct 2016, 1:29 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 663


I'm sure not an expert, but my guess is that the neuropsychiatrist will do the ADOS, which can give you an answer on ASD. The neuropsychologist is likely planning on doing a full IQ test and maybe the ADOS, too. The benefit of the cognitive/IQ testing is that it should give you a really good idea of...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is this technically NLVD?

Posted: 19 Oct 2016, 2:02 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,156


My son (17) was recently diagnosed with NVLD by a clinical psychologist based on the (vast) difference in his verbal IQ and performance IQ. The IQ subtests are tests of abilities. However, I don't know if the difference in the OP's scores are enough to qualify for a diagnosis.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: School - Aspegers

 Post subject: Re: School - Aspegers
Posted: 11 Oct 2016, 6:55 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 654


My ASD-1/gifted son attended public school for kindergarten and first grade. Then we pulled him and his older brother out and homeschooled them. It was for academic reasons--both are gifted and were bored out of their minds in school. When he was in eighth grade my ASD son applied to an early colleg...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone on here have nonverbal learning disorder?

Posted: 09 Oct 2016, 10:50 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 717


My 17yo son was recently diagnosed with ASD-1 and NVLD. I really can't figure out how NVLD differs from some of the core symptoms of ASD. My son was diagnosed with NVLD because of the huge difference in his verbal comprehension index (138) and his perceptual reasoning index (79). He has no problems ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Lions and tigers and....Entrance Exams! Oh My!! !

Posted: 09 Oct 2016, 10:37 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 513


My son took it as part of entering an early college high school program. I believe there are practice tests available online. It is a placement test, so I wouldn't try to "game" it too much.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Alternatives to public school?

Posted: 09 Oct 2016, 10:32 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 845


I homeschooled my ASD1/gifted son from second grade through eighth grade. There are so many homeschooling resources available nowadays that it's really not hard. It also doesn't have to be socially isolating. Depending on how common (or not) homeschooling is in your area you may find that there are ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Do all parents of ASD kids wonder if they have it too?

Posted: 22 Sep 2016, 6:35 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 2,894


I suspect most parents do wonder about it to some extent or another.
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