AnonymousInactiveSeptember 9, 2001 at 1:46 amPost count: 32
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!
AnonymousInactiveNovember 3, 2006 at 12:57 pmPost count: 7
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?
AnonymousInactiveNovember 3, 2006 at 5:57 pmPost count: 32
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!!
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!
AnonymousInactiveNovember 4, 2006 at 2:23 pmPost count: 7
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 !
AnonymousInactiveNovember 5, 2006 at 5:28 pmPost count: 32
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.
There is always tomorrow!
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