Search found 484 matches
Search these results:

Author Message

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Could IQ and EQ be mutually exclusive?

Posted: 20 Nov 2016, 6:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 737


Autistics as a group are more likely to have a disparity of higher IQ to EQ, so yeah - it's a terrible place to look for norms across neurotypes. I've seen arguments along those lines before and usually they're made by people with low EQs and often autistics. As though we need to find something that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ADHD: Stimulants cut injury rate by almost half

Posted: 19 Nov 2016, 12:09 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 309


Hmmm. My first impression is that I would be less likely to use stimulants because of this study. Childhood is meant to involve injury. It's a good sign that your child is testing his/her environment and learning about managing risk. Kids who never get injured don't learn these vital lessons and th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: medical ID Bracelets-to write Asperger's Syndrome or autism?

Posted: 19 Nov 2016, 11:29 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,649


I think I would have put ASD. Do you think that's well-known enough? Or is autism the better bet.

I've been pondering getting one, as I wouldn't want someone to construe my hearing loss as being unresponsive. But I'm not really sure that I actually need one.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: My 5 yr old is driving me nuts!

Posted: 31 Oct 2016, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 2,755


We used lots of "Family Links" in the school I work with. I don't agree with <i>all</i> of it but offering choices is often quite useful. So for example, instead of saying "don't hit your brother" we would say "You can say sorry and do some painting or you can use your hurti...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Autism Speaks No Longer Seeking Cure

Posted: 21 Oct 2016, 1:27 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,159


I'm gay and autistic. I live in a liberal area and my sexuality isn't really a thing. My autism is disabling no matter what I do, and I exhaust myself compensating. I also work with autistic children who most definitely need educational supports. They're no hyperlexic or geniuses-yet-to-be-revealed...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Advice regarding discipline

Posted: 21 Oct 2016, 1:24 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 838


This post keeps drawing my attention. But I don't write because I don't really see anything that I can contribute. And that is saying something. I love giving discipline advice. But honestly, you seem to be doing it already. This kind of behavior is both normal and needing to be corrected. But you ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Speech Impediments and Autism

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 3:48 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,127


I transpose letters e.g., 'bar cark'.

Mostly I would say I have language difficulties rather than speech difficulties, though.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Turned down because of dyslexia!

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 3:44 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 1,237


I've been told I likely have dyslexia and dyspraxia. Some say that dyslexics are creative but it's also associated with: difficulties with numbers (dyscalculia) poor short-term memory problems concentrating and a short attention span, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) poor or...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Autism Speaks No Longer Seeking Cure

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 3:23 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,159


I'm gay and autistic. I live in a liberal area and my sexuality isn't really a thing. My autism is disabling no matter what I do, and I exhaust myself compensating. I also work with autistic children who most definitely need educational supports. They're no hyperlexic or geniuses-yet-to-be-revealed,...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Why is this not advisible?

Posted: 15 Oct 2016, 10:47 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 291


I think it would depend on the size of the town. Where I live, most staff live relatively near (within about 15 minutes driving distance, I'd estimate) but very few live literally down the road - as I do. (I can walk to the school in 5 minutes.) I'm a TA and yesterday my teacher mentioned that she &...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ADOS Assessment

 Post subject: Re: ADOS Assessment
Posted: 15 Oct 2016, 10:02 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 2,441


The way ADOS 2 module 4 is scored, it's not possible for you to be below cut off because of repetitive behaviours. The cut off scores are based on the reciprocal social interaction and communication scores. Then then imagination and rigidity/repetitive behaviours are scored separately to form an ove...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: School - Aspegers

 Post subject: Re: School - Aspegers
Posted: 06 Oct 2016, 2:16 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 654


If there are some good special schools near you and you are eligible, I would look into those. There are a few perks of special schools and these are better training of staff on special needs, better facilities (sensory rooms, toys, fewer children to share learning resources with - so better opportu...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: I'm giving up...please help me !

Posted: 06 Oct 2016, 1:56 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,093


It he's helped by activity, I would encourage him to bounce on a trampette/trampoline or do "jobs" to help you such as carrying heavy things around. Though I suspect kids are more willing to do that sort of thing at school than at home. Similarly, there are a range of sensory toys aimed at...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Do drugs make learning easier?

Posted: 06 Oct 2016, 7:10 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,304


I, personally, am waiting on getting the all clear for starting medication for ADHD. (They're stringent and run tests on your heart, etc, to make sure stimulants are safe.) I've worked with children from whom they've taken the edge off the ADHD but significant behavioural intervention has still been...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: I believe my 6 yr old autistic son was wrongfully suspended

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 4:28 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,025


It's possible they wanted him to be sent home because they felt he was too distressed to stay in school, for his own sake. And yeah, it's likely you triggered something by asking for a write up. I feel they should have explained to you when you requested it that formal documents would mean an extra ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Epilepsy and autism deficits.

Posted: 01 Oct 2016, 3:41 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 383


I would presume that a person with more severe/retractable epilepsy and/or prolonged postictal states could influence ASD behaviour. In much the same way that being ill or overtired can bring out irritable or less social-able behaviour in anyone. I expect it would also complicate things in cases whe...
Sort by:  
Page 4 of 31 [ Search found 484 matches ]



Jump to: