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Can I do one of my 'ds1 is so clever/weird' threads again?

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jimjamshaslefttheyurt Sun 20-Jul-08 20:19:09

So he trotted down the stairs on Friday night carrying his book of photos of our city. He then very deliberately showed me some photos - including some of the same street from different angles which I thought was quite clever.

The next day I realised (when he was banging on about it again) that the photos he showed me can all be seen from his bedroom window providing you use his binoculars. When I say 'seen' it might actually be only a tiny bit of the photo- so for example the teeny tiny top of a tower of one hotel in the far distance which was a small part of the photo in the first place.

strange clever child.

norkmaiden Sun 20-Jul-08 20:22:14

cool! smile like a real-life full-size jigsaw or something?!

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Sun 20-Jul-08 20:24:02

I suppose it is.

He can match people to their cars a year or so after meeting them once.

The way he sees the world is weird (he can never remember where he's left his sodding binoculars though!)

popsycal Sun 20-Jul-08 20:24:31

wow jimjams
everytime i read a thread about your ds1 i think what a smart boy desperate o show the world how smart he is

i hope your typing teaching is helping him

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Sun 20-Jul-08 20:25:52

He is flying through the typing work - we are at the 'easy' stage- , but his behaviour is proving challenging! (Has to be at a certain standard really - he's getting there, or rather we are - my responses to it are important too).

popsycal Sun 20-Jul-08 20:28:08

really hope it helps him to communicate anxd helps you all.

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Sun 20-Jul-08 20:30:35

me too!

I think it will definitely give him some flexibility in expression although I have no idea how much he'll manage to say or how independent he'll become.

popsycal Sun 20-Jul-08 20:39:10

dh was telling me today about a frind of his whose son has beern recently given an autissm diagnosis - is non-verbasl at the moment and i told him about you and ds1

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Sun 20-Jul-08 20:41:41

If they're still little chance are they'll become verbal. Remaining non-verbal is quite unusual I think.

popsycal Sun 20-Jul-08 20:42:38

4 i think
anyway - this is about your fab ds1

Davros Sun 20-Jul-08 20:42:54

Yes he IS clever! Good comparison with a jigsaw too Norks. Just shows that you don't need to be verbal, or some version of it, to communicate and astound.

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Sun 20-Jul-08 20:43:45

Lots of kiddies I know have developed speech around 5 - it does make life easier I think so I'll keep finger crossed.

Hope she's getting help with PECS etc.

drowninginlaundry Sun 20-Jul-08 22:09:56

the autistic mind is so amazing and wacky at the same time, I wish everyone appreciated it, including me when DS1 has been running around screaming for 2 hours straight. grin

KaySamuels Sun 20-Jul-08 22:13:27

your ds sounds lovely jimjams smile

DS has little quirks too - me and DP have embraced how he is, and are constantly amused / proud of how he looks at the world and processes information.

misscutandstick Sun 20-Jul-08 22:31:33

wow - i see this post and i think its fantastic.

If it wasnt for people who 'think outside the box' we really wouldnt have half the technology, gadgets, gizmo's and downright necessities that we have today. So i say YAY! for your DS, who knows what he (and others like him) could accomplish for all of us? XXX

sphil Sun 20-Jul-08 22:39:32

His visual sense is SO highly developed isn't it? Hopefully the typing will really take off because of that.

bullet123 Mon 21-Jul-08 00:25:03

He is a clever lad .

Blu Mon 21-Jul-08 00:31:32

I'm thinking about him wanting to look through the guinea pig Eglu, and jnot being duanted by scale (wanting to wee in the playmobil toy toilet). He goes for the detail and perspective without being worried - or put off - by distance or scale....Have you solved the garden fence issue?

hunkermunker Mon 21-Jul-08 00:31:39

Clever lad! How fascinating, Jimjams - are the binoculars something he loves to use for the ways they let him see things?

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Mon 21-Jul-08 10:52:05

THe binoculars are his latest thing. I thought he was just mucking around with them (sensory muckaround wise) but he must have been working it all out in relation to his book of photos of the city.

Ha ha I'd forgotten about him weeing in the playmobile toilet (and trying to climb the playmobile ladder hmm). We have come to the conclusion that the garden fence can't be solved- just needs constant supervision. Everything locks though so he can't get out without being seen. And the kitchen overlooks most of the garden so I can get on with stuff whilst he's out there.

TotalChaos Mon 21-Jul-08 10:55:32

fascinating! I remember your thread last year about how he could recognise small details from pictures.

coppertop Mon 21-Jul-08 11:06:49

Wow! Really good news about the typing too. Just when you think you've got him sussed he manages to surprise you all over again.

Well done to your ds1.

Tclanger Mon 21-Jul-08 11:12:12

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Buckets Wed 23-Jul-08 12:58:47

Cool, a telescopic mind!

FioFio Wed 23-Jul-08 13:01:33

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