Asperger's syndrome

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Asperger's syndrome

Postby bobbinsx5 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:04 am

Does anyone know anything or have experience with Asperger's syndrome? How is it diagnosed? How do you know there may be a problem?

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Postby sunnie_skys » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:19 am

There are so many different signs of Aspergers. My nephew has it and we raised him for 2 years. It is usually the social part that really needs to focused on. They have a hard time with socializing properly. Children with Aspergers usually learn just fine.

Signs:
Do not look at you is the main one.
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Postby ArkansasHomeschooler » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:37 pm

I know this is an older topic, but I'm new and have a little experience.

First off there is a checklist your doctor (probably your neurologist) can use. There are different levels (mild, moderate and severe).

Oasis is a great place to start. http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/

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Postby jessgray » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:54 am

my 3 yr old son is getting an assesment for asperger's next month. he has some signs but not all (not all asperger's sufferers show all signs)
he lines things up, has an expressive speech delay (we've been told if he doesnt have aspergers its speech dyspraxia) , he is very sensitive to loud noisy enviroments and new people.so going shopping is a bit of work in itself.
I also have a 20 month old son and #3 is due in sept but we are not put off by our oldest 's needs in our descion to homeschool.
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Postby OliveOly » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:34 am

A wonderful resource for Asperger's syndrome is
Dr. Tony Attwood's site called www.tonyattowood.com.au

He is very good. I also like www.wrongplanet.net

I have a child with Asperger's so, so if you have questions......ask away.

I suspected that he had it, as I had read about it before diagnosis. Do reading before you go to doc.

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Postby BrandyBJ » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:36 am

As a note - in cases of Asperger's yuo'r enot really supposed to test until after age 7 - because between the age of 3 and 7 - MAJOR syptoms can either regress completely or come up out of nowhere. In general, it's better to get tested for a ASD - (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and then have ethem tested again after age 7...they get a more concrete diagnosis. Currently, 1 in 80 boys is autistic (including mine). Also, quite a few insurance companies won't cover aspies, but will provide servics for autism. Also, some school districts don't recognize asperger's on an IEP....so for example, my son has asperger's, but all the neurologists told us (as did his teachers) "don't write asperger's - put ASD or Autism and he will still get services." Its worked great.


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