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Ados experts, if I tell you a bit of an ados I seen can you tell me more?

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Child was shown a frog that on contact made a noise, when the child was asked to do it, they copied once or twice then threw it.

The adult was pretending to drink from a cylinder block. The child said thats not a drink, when offered said it wasn't a drink and proceeded to use it as a rolling pin.

The adult then used a toy cup and pretend drink when it was the childs turn the reply was too hot. The adult asked was it a cup of tea, reply no, was it hot choc, yes. Take a drink, no, no drink.

Said child was asked to tell a story from a board book, no response. Tell the doll the story, again nothing. Tell me about the picture. The reply was incoherant so was asked again, again not understandable. The child then threw the book and doll.

Then proceeded to pick the doll up and fun fight with the doll.

An aeroplane was then brought from the bag and the adult flew it in the air making a noise, the child was then asked to do it. The child took the aeroplane, started to spin the wheels, turn it, observe it, then spin again. They they went to put it down, picked it back up made a circle in front with the aeroplane, no noise then put it down.

The frog then was used again but the child moved away, they were asked did they want to play with it and replied no.

TIA x

HecateHarshPants Fri 05-Oct-12 17:22:14

When you say tell you more, what sort of thing are you wanting? More information about assessment, some stories of our children's assessments, whether what you describe is familiar?

I want to help but I want to make sure I am not blathering on about stuff you don't give a crap about grin

lol, your views on what I have seen I suppose, just curious about it hmm

TheLightPassenger Fri 05-Oct-12 17:31:01

well I guess they were looking for what is deemed "normal" pretend play, I guess by reference to the child's general development in terms of language/learning etc, and sounds like the child didn't quite play ball! IME it can get a bit mind blowing even if your child does seem to have "normal" pretend play, as to whether it is just copying what they have seen in books on telly etc rather than being genuinely imaginative.

HecateHarshPants Fri 05-Oct-12 17:32:16

Well, it's really hard to say. What you describe could be someone who's very literal. A cylinder can't be a cup, for example. Focusing on a bit of a toy, eg, the wheels. Unable to sustain interactions.

How old is the child?

TheLightPassenger Fri 05-Oct-12 17:33:07

btw my ds never had ados, so I have no specific experience of that, just more generalised salt/paed looking at his pretend play when looking at language delay and ?ASD dx.

the age of the child is deceiving as they are SLD, they are a literal thinker very much.

however 'ball he would of played' lol

TheLightPassenger Fri 05-Oct-12 17:40:01

they probably would have been looking at his eye contact as well while all this was going on.

HecateHarshPants Fri 05-Oct-12 17:41:05

ah, was just wondering if child was a toddler. They can be very uncooperative indeed grin

My two would look at a person like they were nuts if they tried to drink out of a cylinder and tell them it was a cup.

Chucking the book and doll - was that frustration at not being understood?

Chundle Fri 05-Oct-12 18:22:14

What module of the ados was this? Id say from my crappy knowledge it showed they were quite literal as HV got my dd to do similar with a cup and dd refused and that's what she said

coff33pot Fri 05-Oct-12 20:16:53

I would have said it was to do with testing social reciprocation and imagination.

Which is difficult on the imagination side as yes the child was correct and said that it wasnt a drink so that would show a difference in imaginative play but in the same lines the child used it as a rolling pin which shows imagination but from their viewpoint only.

Could be control of a situation on their terms rather than agreeing with someone elses idea?

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