My dd is known as weird?

(4 Posts)
sahs1969 Thu 29-Nov-12 19:51:04

My dd is in yr 7 and has settled in fairly well, struggles with the work, but I am trying to keep on top of that with her form tutor.
What upset me tonight was that coming home from school she was telling me how people think she is weird and these are people she was friends with at the beginning of yr 7!
Now dd does have SPLD and lots of traits of ASD - we are seeing the Paed tomorrow as dd is getting depressed, feels lonely but just doesn't know how to act normal. She is 12 tomorrow and when she is around other kids acts more like 6! Now if she behaves like this at school I guess the other kids do find her odd! But I just don't know where to go from here and what to say to her....the age gap is becoming bigger and bigger and much more noticeable now at high school.
Thanks
Sarah

mumtoone Thu 29-Nov-12 21:39:31

I don't have direct experience of these issues so its hard to offer practical advice. I hope you get some useful support when you see the paed tomorrow. You are doing all the right things in seeking support for her. Perhaps you could ask the paed if there are any local support groups that could help you and your dd.

creamteas Thu 29-Nov-12 21:55:35

I have two DC with ASD so know what it is like both at MS school. One has virtually no interaction with anyone at school, but is happier than way, the other has limited contact and is desperate for friends.

You might get more replies on the special needs children board than here

RedHelenB Fri 30-Nov-12 18:47:09

Does she do any out of achool activities or is she involved in school clubs?

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