then explain to me why....

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then explain to me why....
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Mon, 04-12-2010 - 12:42pm

I posted a while ago about Gabe's psych/ed eval and the results that there are no cognitive delays and only two areas that were actually delayed...and both had to do with abstract thinking or non visual thinking. Like understanding the concepts between, under, in.

Anyway I met with Gabe's school ST today...and she is awesome by the way...to discuss goals for next years IEP. She started talking about Gabe and his good skills and his bad skills. She was going on and on about his pragmatic language skills or the lack there of, his inability to understand that others have feelings, his lack of theory of mind, word retrieval issues, need for visual cues, etc.

So the school says Gabe does not have autism. And I love this (sarcastic tone) because instead of saying he is autistic they say he has sensory processing disorder, social pragmatic language disorder, auditory processing delay, speech delay, restricted interests, social delay, receptive and expressive language delay with an emphasis on the receptive end now....used to be on the expressive end. And I could keep going and going with their list of Gabe's issues....but really if I would google that stuff guess what would come up almost all the time...or at least in the top ten...AUTISM.

It just makes me laugh. Silly school....there working their way right into an autism dx. And then when hey finally do say he is autistic...and I can't wait till they do...because it's going to really show up when he has to sit all day long...and his strong urge to stim starts...they are going to have a rude awakening...and when they tell me..."your son is on the spectrum" I'm going to tell them to "get bent" I can't wait for that day. I am guessing between now and 2nd grade. Or they will continue to try to push the ADHD dx on him...which if you knew Gabe in person you would understand why I say no way to ADHD. Both of my brothers and my niece are ADHD...and he is different then they are.

Anyway...the school just makes me laugh...I can't wait for this IEP meeting...even though the thought of it makes me want to hurl.



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Registered: 11-28-2006
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 12:48pm

I know it's silly isn't it? Both my boys have ADHD as eligibility for their IEP's. And whats sad is they wouldn't even have these IEP's if I hadn't of hired an Atty.

I don't know many kids with ADHD, who qualify for ABA lol.