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  • #3951

    Anonymous

    Note: SFTAH transferred this from old data base when site was updated, thus date and name lost, all dates 2006 & 2007 changed during changeover to odd dates.WEll had my visit with the Paed today, for my son who is 6 and cant get a diagnosis of Asperer.Not sure really how it went, i saw Carol yesterday, and she gave me tips on what to do, did that, from teh CAFS report i had, then shown him the videos i had, and he said it was just a tantrum!!!Also others things i said anthony did were becuase of his age, it was hard as Anthony was also interupting me,All anthony did mainly was put some foam bricks round in a curved line, then crashed the, allSo what do i do??/There is always tomorrow!

    #5101

    Anonymous

    I am new to this thread but what is it that they don’t believe about your son? How do they explain his behaviour? Do they think that there is nothing wrong?

    Moira

    #5103

    Anonymous

    They dont feel there is enough evidence to suggest Asperger syndrome, but i looked at the Gilberg AS criteria, which i have included in this post and it is clearly there when i mark them so no idea what they think!!

    Hugs illy

    Diagnostic Criteria for Asperger’s Syndrome from Gilberg & Gilberg (1989)
    (reprinted from Tony Attwood, Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, pp. 195-6.)
    1. Social impairment (extreme egocentricity), at least in two of the following:
    a) Inability to interact with peers; (yes)
    b) Lack of desire to interact with peers;
    c) Lack of appreciation of social cues;(yes)
    d) Socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior.(yes)
    2. Narrow interest, at least one of the following:
    a) Exclusion of other activities; (yes very)
    b) Repetitive adherence; (yes)
    c) More rote than meaning.(yes)
    3. Repetitive routines, at least one of the following:
    a) On self, in aspects of life;(yes)
    b) On others.(yes)
    4. Speech and language peculiarities, at least three of the following:
    a) Delayed development; (yes)
    b) Superficially perfect expressive language; (yes)
    c) Formal pedantic language; (yes)
    d) Odd prosody, peculiar voice characteristics; (yes)
    e) Impairment of comprehension including misinterpretation of literal/implied meanings. (yes very)
    5. Non-verbal communication problems, at least one of the following:
    a) Limited use of gestures; (yes)
    b) Clumsy/gauche body language; (yes)
    c) Limited facial expression; (bit)
    d) Inappropriate expression; (yes)
    e) Peculiar stiff gaze. (yes)
    6. Motor clumsiness:
    Poor performance on neuro-developmental examination. (yes)

    There is always tomorrow!

    #5100

    Anonymous

    I’m sorry you are having so much difficulty in getting a diagnosis. I am beginning to wonder if the professionals cannot engage or interact either ( other than with themselves). It is a long list and you have highlighted so many points of concern that I share your frustration that they will not at least try to look a little deeper so that you can get the assistance you need. I may be wrong but I am getting the impression that professionals think there cannot be much wrong if the child can speak well at least superficially.

    I wish I lived closer so I could help !

    Moira

    #5102

    Anonymous

    Thankyou for you post moira, Carol is helping me, i do have another person to help too, My fil found out about her, a jackie who lives in my area.

    Hugs illy

    There is always tomorrow!

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