scatter scores and autism
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|Tue, 03-30-2010 - 5:59pm|
Back in September or October I can't remember I posted about Gabe's speech language evaluation he had along with the ADOS. The speech therapist that did the evaluation had scores all over the place for Gabe. He went from above average to severely delayed type scatter scores.
I know children with autism can often show scores all over the place. I also know children with specific learning disabilities can also scatter score. With that knowledge I asked the school district to do a full psych/ed evaluation. They found his IQ to be in the normal/average range for both verbal and non-verbal. He did struggle with numbers and also with concepts such as in/under/between. The tester wrote that he needed prompting to stay on task that he wiggled in his seat, crawled under the table, stood at the table, slouched, etc...but that with prompting he would get back on task.
So I don't really know how to use this information for kindy. Gabe definitely has sensory issues, and I think the school is starting to see it. They did list his need for multiple sensory breaks which was not in the original test he had done in Sept by the OT.
I personally don't feel like Gabe has an LD. One part that has me bothered is the tester said he gave appropriate eye contact and had appropriate communication skills. That kind of made chuckle because one of his goals listed on the next page is "Gabe needs to work on pragmatic language and conversational skills" DOH!
Gabe does not have an educational dx of autism. The team that scored the ADOS said he is not displaying signs of autism. Regardless of that...we don't really need the educational dx. I just need Gabe's needs to be met in the classroom setting so that he can have full access to his FAPE.
We have an IEP meeting planned in two or three weeks so I want to be prepared.
Here are some of the things I think will help Gabe.
-1:1 aide (we have a TSS but I have to ask for full time hours in the fall)
-a communication device for answering questions concerning classroom activities/show and tell/etc
-speech 1 hour a week with 30 min 1:1 30 min group
-OT consult for sensory issues (Gabe's fine motor issues are minimal)
Also, the report says that Gabe is social...it's mentioned a million times. And while I do agree that he is social...it's in a different way. He starts to be social and then backs away or he only wants to talk about Mario.
I am not really sure what to expect in kindy. I don't really know what's expected of the kids at that age.
Any help, advice, I feel like the psych eval told me NOTHING.
Jessie mommy to Gabe(5 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane (1 year old)
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