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Found this about girls with autism.

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Ineedmorepatience Wed 08-May-13 15:14:50

Ineedmorepatience Wed 08-May-13 18:34:01

Shameless bump for the evening crowd grin

MareeyaDolores Thu 09-May-13 00:03:05

Ooh. Very good.

geeandfeesmum Thu 09-May-13 10:06:06

"Imaginative play does exist, but it is intense in nature, often focused on stereotypical female interests, such as dolls, make-up, animals and celebrities – which is why girls with ASD may not seem that different to females not on the spectrum. The key is the intensity and quality of these special interests, which are exclusive, all-consuming and experienced in detail"

Wow, this is DD to a T. The rest of the report is accurate for her as well but this bit in particular, especially as I have always stated that she has a good imagination.

UnChartered Thu 09-May-13 10:09:06

that's a very good article Ineed

very typical of girls on the spectrum - they are very good social mimics, DD is so much a mimic that she often copies 'playing' behaviour in such an awkward manner that she looks like she's taking the piss sad

thank you

MummytoMog Thu 09-May-13 12:26:36

DD does not have a good imagination - but she is TOTALLY fixated on pink at the moment. And me.

Ineedmorepatience Thu 09-May-13 15:09:38

Glad u like it, I thought it was good. I like the SEN magazine. I just wish it wasnt so expensive. You can get lots of articles on the website.

salondon Thu 09-May-13 15:37:52

I sometimes wish mine was like that.. She just has classic autism, non-verbal

Ineedmorepatience Thu 09-May-13 16:14:54

mummy Dd3 had a pink phase where everything had to be pink even down to pants, vest and sox. Then suddenly when she was about 7 she decided one day that she could no longer wear or play with anything pinkgrin

It was a right nightmare!!

She is 10 now and excepts an assortment of colours but claims her favourite colour is orange again which is back to when she was about 2 and everything had to be orange.


fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 09-May-13 16:16:57 too. These articles always focus on very high functioning children, never those with classic autism

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 09-May-13 16:17:29

Having said that though, i am genuinely pleased that others find it helpful, of course smile

autumnsmum Thu 09-May-13 16:21:17

Fanjo and salon don your dds sound like my dd although she is verbal she is going to a ss and has never imitated a child in her life!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 09-May-13 16:27:24

how old are your DDs?

salondon Thu 09-May-13 16:38:14

Mine is 3y8m

autumnsmum Thu 09-May-13 16:47:23

My dd is 3yr 7 months

Ineedmorepatience Thu 09-May-13 17:49:25

fanjo and salondon I am sorry if the article has upset you sad It was never my intention to upset anyone.

I think one of the reasons that more able girls have been looked at is because so many of them slip through the net and dont get diagnosed until they either refuse to go to school or suffer mental health problems. I think a magazine like SEN which is read by SENCO's is a good platform to raise awareness about this group of girls.

MummytoMog Thu 09-May-13 17:50:05

The pink related meltdowns are starting to get a bit opressive, she banged her head on the floor so hard the other night when we couldn't find exactly the right pair of knickers that she had an enormous blood blister surrounded by a giant bruise. In addition, DS has to wear blue, red or green. MiL put a pink bib on him once. Oh. God.

Although DH rang me at work to tell me she'd asked for an orange bowl for her lunch - halle-bleedin-lujah!

Ineedmorepatience Thu 09-May-13 17:50:06

Oh and autumnsmum, sorrysad

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 09-May-13 17:51:45

Mins is just starting to imitate a wee bit now and she is 6.5, so hang on in there smile

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 09-May-13 17:52:02 hasn't at all, was just chatting smile

Ineedmorepatience Thu 09-May-13 17:52:38

Phew smile

autumnsmum Thu 09-May-13 18:42:47

Not offended at all

Ineedmorepatience Thu 09-May-13 19:14:16


IslaValargeone Thu 09-May-13 20:10:49

This is very interesting, it describes my 11 year old very accurately, although she is undiagnosed but 'odd'
We have an appointment with an OT for an assessment for sensory integration issues, but she is also very anxious and I'm wondering if I'm barking up the wrong tree?

UnChartered Thu 09-May-13 20:14:45

i found another article this week


i think eventually we will find that the number of boys/girls being DXd with ASD will be the same - from the few girls that i am aware of, there seems to be a higher ratio of classic autism than the boys i know, i wonder if this is because those who are verbal are 'explained away' as being shy etc?

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