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Yay I found the topic!!! A repost from behaviour and development

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Celestae Mon 17-Mar-14 16:29:31

Today was the start of a long road, my son (7years old) just went for his specialist appointment at the hospital, although true diagnosis is a long way off, the very nice pediatrician we worked with today does think that he is quite probably on the autistic spectrum luckily at the high end so probably more likely to be aspergers rather than full on autism.

We have all seen this from a very young age, but I decided that there was no need to act unless it became a problem in school, which it did within the last 6 months.

This isn't a sob story by any means, I love my little man, quirks and all, it can be frustrating at times, but patience and understanding goes a long way.

I freely admit that I don't always have the required patience, and my partner struggles sometimes to understand that he doesn't perceive things in the same way as we do. But then this is why we wanted him to be diagnosed, so that we can manage his upbringing properly, and know which things are difficult to for him to understand even though to us it would be completely normal to not even consider this as something that is hard to understand..

I'm not even sure why I Am posting this, I think it's just like a sound board type thing, sometimes it's just good to sound it out, and if anyone can offer advice or any good reading material to help us out that would be good.

RaRaTheNoisyLion Mon 17-Mar-14 16:38:01

Hello! smile

You sound great! You're little boy is lucky to have you.

You might want to start by exploring the sensory side of things. I don't agree a lot with many of the proposed solutions to sensory difficulties (I prefer a desensitisation programme to get the child practising and used to coping with the difficulties rather than accommodating them) but understanding them will really help your patience as you will know that it isn't deliberate and his reactions really can't be helped without support.

PolterGoose Mon 17-Mar-14 16:51:02

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Ineedmorepatience Mon 17-Mar-14 18:30:22

Hi Celestae I bumped into you on your other thread, welcome to MNSN smile

Celestae Mon 17-Mar-14 18:30:31

It's all a bit of a minefield at the moment, luckily my mum used to work with autistic children and. My partner has similar experience from a past job too so hopefully we are In a good spot already

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