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Interesting link for all of you who suspect autism/aspergers but is never sure...

(7 Posts)
cantputfingeron Wed 21-Jan-09 17:43:14

I am always reading threads of mums who worry their dcs might be on the spectrum as I was one of them.

I found this article very refreshing!

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7841808.stm

cantputfingeron Wed 21-Jan-09 19:45:30

the article says in summary that:

"Many children have mild autistic "symptoms" without ever having enough problems to attract specialist attention, say UK researchers"

I believe that we all have some traits and when you are a child they are more evident as you are not wise enough to mask them grin

Mumfun Wed 21-Jan-09 20:30:55

I found this article really good -accords with what I feel about my DS. He is on a spectrum and his symptoms are variable across different areas of his life.

Agreed with the last section saying that peoples attitudes vary a lot to the child if they are seen to have a certain condition rather than just being labelled naughty for example!

cantputfingeron Wed 21-Jan-09 20:49:31

This is the bit that makes me sad...

"Clinicians and those involved in education need to aware that there are children who do not have autism but who nevertheless have somewhat elevated levels of autistic traits - our research suggests that these children are at slightly greater risk of developing behavioural and emotional problems."

lingle Thu 22-Jan-09 09:12:26

Very good article thanks. The following is very helpful for me:

"drawing a dividing line between those with autism and the rest of the population involves taking an arbitrary decision.

"Clinicians and those involved in education need to aware that there are children who do not have autism but who nevertheless have somewhat elevated levels of autistic traits - our research suggests that these children are at slightly greater risk of developing behavioural and emotional problems."

cantputfingeron Fri 23-Jan-09 18:01:54

hi Mumfun and Lingle

I thought the article was quite good therefore wanted to share it.

It made the penny drop for me on many things I have been having doubts about ds and other children.

There have been many threads in regards and I know many mums lurk around the SN topics as they have been questioning themselves about their dss about the same...

duchesss Fri 23-Jan-09 20:12:40

Thank you from a lurker smile

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