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Does my son have aspergers?

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winno Sat 20-Jun-09 07:24:30

Hi im new to this so plse bear with me, my 8 year old ds has sensory diff,+dyspraxia. he is being assesed for asp but i dont think he has, he does have a few traits and is soon going to the communication unit does anyone no what they do there? my ds does not seem able to really listen and fully take in what i say its as if hes distr and u get the blank look, he looses it if he starts reading a bk and cant finish it,same with xbox games has to finish leval or he goes off on 1 for ages. he also accuses me of saying things and promises ive never said then gets upset . are these as traits? if someone can help id b v gratefull,ta winno

2Shoots Sat 20-Jun-09 08:07:26

hi there winno. If you go to the main forums you'll find aspecial needs section- it doesn't show up in active convos. There will be threads there that you can read and also that is a good place to ask questions. HTH

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 20-Jun-09 10:17:11

LOL oh poor winno. I sent you over here then you've been sent elsewhere.

Bumping for you. smile

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 20-Jun-09 10:20:37

And don't worry about being new, loads of lovely new people around here these days.

winno Sat 20-Jun-09 20:26:19

Thank you for your help both of you, I hope you get this i am blagging my way around this, LOL and i wonder where he gets his dyspraxia,thanks again i wld put in a smiling face but dont no how no good at comp at best of times.x winno

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 21:51:06

bumping for you smile

btw to do a smile do the following [ smile ] (obviously in one line with no gaps

winno Sat 20-Jun-09 22:03:06


Goblinchild Sat 20-Jun-09 22:05:52

winno, I've just posted a thread in sn listing some AS traits. See if that helps at all.
Bumping means adding another post onto a thread so that it shows up again as an active topic and doesn't get buried smile
And if you post in capitals, not only can't you smile, but people might think you are shouting at them wink

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:07:05

Means, by adding a message (bump) it takes you thread/question to the top of the section (keeps it active)..otherwise if noone add's to it with advice or bumping then your question could go lower down the list and not read by as many people.

"smile" was nearly there..BUT don't write smile in capitals grin

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:07:07

Means, by adding a message (bump) it takes you thread/question to the top of the section (keeps it active)..otherwise if noone add's to it with advice or bumping then your question could go lower down the list and not read by as many people.

"smile" was nearly there..BUT don't write smile in capitals grin

winno Sat 20-Jun-09 22:10:58

Thank you, feel free to keep bumping me i keep bumping myself as i can hardly find my way back to things ive wrote, thank you both smile winno

winno Sat 20-Jun-09 22:16:34

Hi goblinchild, thank you for your help but what is sn listing and how do i get there?smile winno

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:22:42

to find out what threads/postings you have done....
at the top of your page (under mumsnet talk written in black) go to: threads im on 9as long as logged in it will show all you are on..)

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:25:09

for sn threads (i think..not familiar with those pages..sorry..) go to top of mn page and to to talk. About 15 topics down is special needs, click on it and it will open various sections within special needs..choose one and post your question as you have done

winno Sat 20-Jun-09 22:44:06

Shhhh thank you so much, i found it and its helped me winno

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:52:18

No Welldone on the smiles btw grin.

Hope you get answers x

lagaanisace Sat 20-Jun-09 23:22:08

Hope to see you in the SN section smile. Loads of advice there...

winno Sun 21-Jun-09 18:52:29

Hi thanks so much for your help, so kind of you both to take the tme to help, heres hoping get some answs soon. when i do and things are moving on i can sign in for some lafs, take care,winno wink r u 2 impressed i am. x

shhhh Sun 21-Jun-09 18:55:36

Welldone grin.! You are getting good at them smile.

rmls09 Mon 22-Jun-09 17:48:00

Hi again winno, thought I'd reply to your other message in this thread as the original one was about something else and I think we hijacked it - oops!
ASD is autism spectrum disorder which I think is an umbrella term for any time of autistic problem including Aspergers... however to be honest I'm not entirely sure.( feel free anyone to correct me on this)
I believe my son has Aspergers but the paediatrician refers to it as ASD and when I questioned her about the assessment she said it covers everything hmm.
The symptoms or traits (never sure what to call them lol) of Aspergers can differ quite considerably between each person but in my sons's case it involves odd speech patterns like repeating himself even when you have answered his question and talking loudly all the time. He also doesn't process information very well or remember things that you ask him to do (getting dressed, brushing teeth etc takes at least half an hour of constant reminding.
He also has a really good memory for seemingly trivial things- for example he recognises routes we have taken only once and years ago and can tell me when it was.
Also he has the moment it's collecting gogo's (little plastic toys with a sticker album) and also train (especially thomas).
When he was little (from about 18 months onwards) he was a bit funny with eye contact with people outside the family and he used to sort things into colour and size order.
There are loads more examples but I can't think of them off the top of my head - I'm so used to his little oddities 'cos they are so involved in every aspect of everyday life that I've sort of become blind to them!
Hope this helps a bit smile.

rmls09 Mon 22-Jun-09 17:49:59

Ps: just re-read your original post. My son also says I've said stuff that I haven' can get very frustrating(and also makes me wonder if I'm becoming really forgetful lol)

winno Mon 22-Jun-09 22:57:41

hi rmlso9 , thank you for that info it does help alot im sure my son wld be in that cat ASD dont think aspergers , ps my battery going to die if u leave a msg i will get bk nice talking to you,smile

rmls09 Mon 22-Jun-09 23:21:39

It's nice talking to you too...I'm also new to this (only joined the other day).
Although I've felt for a while that my son is slightly different to other kids it's a whole different thing having a professional person say they suspect that times I kind of want to put my hands over my ears and go 'lalala not listening' blush .
It's really nice to have people to talk to that are going through or have gone through the same thing! smile .

winno Tue 23-Jun-09 11:40:20

Hi rmls09, i only joined the other day as well, im bad on the compt finger typing takes me 4 days to write hiblush is your ds in sch my son is going in to p4 after summer. he hates school he finds it so hard. i think alot of my ds probs r his dyspraxia bcos it overlaps with autisum its hard to tell whats what hmm what stage r u at? it takes so long to get any where big waiting lists in scotland. going to work soon so might catch you winno.

rmls09 Tue 23-Jun-09 13:44:32

Yeah ds is in school, he will be going into year 4 in Sept. He complains of hating school, mainly I think because he gets bullied and doesn't really have any proper friends. He finds it difficult to concentrate too but seems to be managing ok with the work.
We have wondered whether he might have dyspraxia as well because he isn't very co-ordinated. He only learned to ride a bike recently (he simply couldn't work the pedals before) and he was late learning how to catch and throw. I've also lost count of the number of accident slips that are sent home by the school! (although boys are accident prone anyway so who knows!!)
We also have an amusing video of him during sports day last year failing miserably to do a race involving hula hoops and bean bags!! grin
At the moment we are waiting for an appointment in August which I think is just a first meeting with the ASD specialist...we haven't had any forms to fill in yet so I assume it won't be the actual assessment hmm. Basicially the paediatrician we were seeing about his ADHD decided that he no longer sufficiently fits the criteria for just that and told us she believes he is on the spectrum somewhere and has added hyperactivity issues. So really we are in a bit of a no mans land and just have to wait sad.
What stage are you at? Does your ds have a diagnosis or are you still going through assessments?

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