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Tony Attwood on 11th

(33 Posts)
inappropriatelyemployed Thu 03-Jan-13 10:31:43

Who else is going to this next week?

lisad123everybodydancenow Sat 12-Jan-13 08:41:19

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sazale Sat 12-Jan-13 09:51:07

I was sat next Carrie but with the aisle between us.

My dd 14 is dxd ASD and my ds 5 is under assessment. Everything I hear always applies to my dd and not my ds who doesn't really do meltdowns, is very compliant etc etc. I've never been convinced that it's ASD for him but after listening to Tony yesterday I'm more suspicious.

The 2 extremes he talked about I think my kids are the opposite extremes!

ArthurPewty Sat 12-Jan-13 10:01:32

I didnt get to go, but DD1 is the aspergirl type, DD2 is the boy-ASD type. Funny, isnt it?

TheNebulousBoojum Sat 12-Jan-13 10:45:54

Couldn't go, I was teaching. sad
I have, however, bought the shorter version of his book on AS for my school, and the schools that DS attended, and in my school I produced condensed, bullet points of info for staff. Plus there are several of us that are the go-to people for staff who are having problems or need ideas, and that also involves our link schools.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sat 12-Jan-13 11:19:14

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inappropriatelyemployed Sat 12-Jan-13 11:58:41

I agree -some people will just never get it. They are just muggles as we call them.

For the others, it is a case of educating them but this is a very fine and diplomatic line to walk. It can be so easy to upset staff and schools by suggesting that you have info for them or even providing suggestions.

And there are of course those who will ask, or even smile and thank you, but then do exactly the same thing again next week.

I sat right at the back row (old habits die hard!) on the insider with woolly cardie and flowery top.

I walked around looking for carrot types but there were too many biscuit tables.

I have bought Tony's new book "Exploring Feelings...." but it is clearly for younger children. It cost 19.99 - would anyone be interested in buying it from me for a tenner. DS is 10 and too old for it. I will put in ebay if not.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sat 12-Jan-13 12:05:38

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inappropriatelyemployed Sat 12-Jan-13 12:19:38

Yes, definitely. It is a resource to plan for social skills lessons but you could use some of it at home and would be a useful resource for TAs and SLTs.

Have a think and let me know. I think it has just come out and is not the older book about CBT

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