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homework hell , imagination asd?

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thriftychic Thu 27-Mar-14 08:22:05

im wondering if this problem is because ds2 has aspergers because if it is then i would like to explain to the teacher why hes having an issue but not sure .

last nights homework (from the muddled explanation i got ) was to find 3 interesting pictures that could be used as a prompt to write an imaginative story / essay about .

just finding the pictures was a nightmare , in the end ds2 went to bed on the edge of a meltdown and i found them and printed them out myself.

the real problem was that he cannot make up a story , he doesnt seem to have any imagination whatsoever . he can only regurgitate something hes seen on tv or heard of before but nothing of his own .

i just know hes going to sit and do nothing today in English , and probably get in trouble for it hmm

he has also always refused to watch films that 'arent real' , things like superman for example as he says they are stupid because it could never happen in real life . quite a few family film nights have gone down the pan because he wont give the film a chance etc

is this in any way because he has aspergers ? if it is how would you explain it to the teacher .
ds2 is 15 btw , so a lot is expected at school and some teachers still dont get it at all angry

PolterGoose Thu 27-Mar-14 09:40:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Goblinchild Thu 27-Mar-14 09:46:28

Yes, it is entirely linked to his AS, and if the teacher is ignorant about the consequences, then the SENCO should be enlightening them.
This should have been picked up on in Y7, he will probably have struggled with figurative and abstract language and anything requiring an understanding of another character's POV for a while.
My DS got As in his English GCSEs, because his fantastic teachers were aware and supported him with his understanding of what was being asked.
He had the intelligence, just not the comprehension.
The school needs to be much more proactive, he needs to know that it isn't him being lazy or stupid or any other negatives he's thinking or hearing.

Goblinchild Thu 27-Mar-14 09:47:44

The English teacher should be so much more informed, it's one of the areas that is a major issue with able people with AS or HFA.

HaveAcuppa Thu 27-Mar-14 11:32:09

Hi, my DD is exactly the same; has no imagination and an expressive language disorder. She is only in year 8 and I feel rather that the teachers trying to support her they have already given up on her. She has a statement and 3 hours intervention a week but English level not moved for over a year. Since September she has only produced 3 pieces of writing at school. Her and another few do different activities (not sure what) whilst others are doing writing tasks.
Has anyone got any clever, quick to the point phrases to use to the teacher to make them understand how they need to support children like this.

thriftychic Thu 27-Mar-14 13:30:10

thankyou for the replies , he has never had a SALT assessment , should i ask for one now ? sorry for my ignorance but what does that involve and who ? no one ever mentioned it so far .

thriftychic Thu 27-Mar-14 14:15:03

i also dont understand how previously i have been told ds2 is working at his target grade and one time above , since going in to year 10 his meltdowns and behaviour at home have improved smile but his work at school is going down confused

PolterGoose Thu 27-Mar-14 14:29:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

thriftychic Thu 27-Mar-14 14:34:39

i could ask camhs . i asked for Educational psychologist at one meeting but camhs and the senco said it wasnt needed

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