Hello, I've just joined - am a long term lurker sorry! - v grateful to mumsnet, it has helped me through some difficult times.
I have 2 boys both ASD. We should be on BBC1 South East news tonight (Monday 8th) 6.30pm (- its also available sky or online for a short time if you are not in the SE.)
We are trying to raise awareness of prosopagnosia (degrees of face blindness with consequent difficulty reading expressions/emotions) and its link to ASD - screening and treatment is available in the UK. Please watch the program if you can.
Will try to watch (in e/anglia) if i can pick it up. DS2 has terrible trouble with facial recognition, he doesn't recognise anyone, particularly if they are out of context & struggles to pick anyone out of a photo, even himself. Is this the same thing?
I suspect you are out of the area but if you google "BBC 1 South East news" should be able to watch online afterwards - I think they change it the next day though.
I had similar problems to your son.
Did a live interview last Wed on radio 5 live midday news (12.48 after travel info) that may still be available on play again.
Screening and treatment of this is easy in the UK - NB I'm not suggesting there is a "miracle cure" for everybody but I have been very fortunate. Please watch the programme and spread the word if you can. Thanks!
Stressa, my ds2 5 has also just been tested for dyslexia but he was too young/doesn't have the understanding to answer the questions. He also has v poor visual perception with regards to depth, distance & speed etc.
It makes sense that they should all be related.
He has ASD & Mild CP, not sure if that complicates things at all.
ds2 was assessed for Irles (?) syndrome, i think its a form of dyslexia,?? they tried coloured overlays to stop the patterns jumping about but he just answered yes to all of the questions so we have to wait a year & try again but it will mean he has either coloured overlays for lenses maybe
Hello - have just phoned the BBC to find out why it wasn't on - it had to be bumped tonight as they didn't have room with other news and sport that happened recently. Its provisionally booked for tomorrow 6.30pm, they can never guarantee things will be shown on a given date but promise it will be shown sometime. If you need to check with them tomorrow, the program planners are on 01892 675580.
Please keep watching out for this piece as we think it is very important. The recording includes Ian Jordan (www.Jordaneyes.com) explaining how parents could assess their children for some visual problems.
Sorry if you've had your time wasted tonight. I am very frustrated (going out to buy wine and chocolate...)
Sorry about the link! If you enter Jordans eyes into google the first thing coming up is his practice's site and that works fine (have just checked). As far as I know the visual dyslexia site was an old site. Tessa