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|Mon, 05-17-2010 - 10:22am|
We are awaiting an eval from a psych - not scheduled til october, but my 6.5 year old dd has had an extremely rough year in 1st grade. Signs are pointing to Aspergers (an OT had mentioned ASD during a brief eval), and I'm an information sponge.
So, I'm wondering if all you experience, knowledgeable moms (and dads) can recommend a few good books on Aspergers and ways to help kids with Aspergers. I've been reading the AdHD ones (that was the dx from our ped), but now that we are on meds for ADHD, some emotional symptoms have been magnified.
This board has been so helpful to me already (I've been lurking for a while), and I just need some info to keep me on the right path to help dd.
I'm in a real emotional battle now with trying to help her without enabling her, but my traditional parenting techniques have just all gone out the window these past few months.
She is so sad somedays and so angry with herself, it just breaks my heart. I'm also considering homeschooling (I've considered it her whole life, but now I'm revisiting this option), so if anyone has any advice/tips/opinions there, I'd appreciate those as well.
I'm going to read on through the boards to get to know you all better. I don't have much to offer in return right now since our journey is just beginning, but I look forward to hearing all your stories and hopefully interjecting as time goes on and I get more informed.
(mom of Grace)