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What sort of testing/games do they do in assessment with psychologist?

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greener2 Thu 25-Apr-13 11:08:10

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greener2 Wed 24-Apr-13 12:32:16

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StarlightMcKenzie Tue 23-Apr-13 14:22:39

The adult will pretend and act like a child.

So if she wants to play a game with bathing babies, they'll start out like that, then the adult will put the pretend soap on the front of the bath, press it as if it were a button, and then the bath will take off for the moon.

How would she cope with that? Would she walk off, throw a tantrum or add more buttons to the bath and find an alien?

greener2 Tue 23-Apr-13 14:08:03

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greener2 Tue 23-Apr-13 14:05:08

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StarlightMcKenzie Tue 23-Apr-13 13:53:47

They usually know what they are doing. They will be assessing 'what' she choses, and probably interrupt her to see how she reacts or cheat and see if she notices.

Turn taking isn't just about doing what is required at the right time. For example in the game 'pairs' you need to take an active interest in what the 'other' person uncovers in order to use that information for your own gain. Children with ASD usually have their game then switch off until someone tells them it is their turn again.

greener2 Tue 23-Apr-13 13:41:12

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What age is she?

They'll be looking at things like turn taking, communication, eye contact, dexterity, understanding instructions, etc.

Depending on whether it's a formalised assessment or not the games may be quite rigid or they may just let her pick games and play in a relaxed manner.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 23-Apr-13 13:21:01

Aspergers is no longer dx. If she is on the spectrum she'll get a dx of ASD most likely.

The process is different depending on area. If you say where you are roughly someone might be able to help.

greener2 Tue 23-Apr-13 13:13:02

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