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Mon, 10-20-2008 - 11:11pm

We don't have a Dx yet, but I've been wondering for some time if my 7 year old might have Asperger's or if he might just have ADHD like his sister.


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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 5:28pm
Thanks! :)


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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 5:28pm

Hi Andrea,


At this time, we're not doing any outside therapies.


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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 5:25pm

Hi Heather!


A time out for the dogs is a great idea.


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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 5:18pm

I had to laugh on the time thing, my son Peter (10yo) did the same thing. Lunch is at 12:00. If he got it at 11:58, he would wait two minutes to eat it. He has improved quite a bit in this stuff.


ROFL!!!


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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 3:53pm
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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 10:43am

Hi Amy!

Welcome to the board. It's always nice to have new people show up and as Paula said, you don't need an official dx to join in.

You didn't mention if you are doing any outside therapies beyond what the school is doing for him . My DS sees a social worker and is in a social skills play group as well. They have been great for helping him learn some of the rules of friendship and getting along.

I can't add anything to the advice that Paula gave you - it's good. But I just wanted to welcome you to the board. Hope you hang out and join in. We chat on Thursday and Saturday nights if you're interested.

Andrea, mom to

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Miles
Anson

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Miles
Anson
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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 10:36am

Welcome Amy.

                                

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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 12:34am

Hi Amy and welcome,

Your child doesn't need an official DX for you to jump right in here!

I think you are on the right track. Of course, only a professional can DX Colin (or anyone) but there seem to be quite a few red flags. It certainly warrants investigation, IMO.

It is really good that the school is on top of things. Often with the gifted kids, they refuse to help because the academics are high. Of course there is a lot more to school than straight academics.

I had to laugh on the time thing, my son Peter (10yo) did the same thing. Lunch is at 12:00. If he got it at 11:58, he would wait two minutes to eat it. He has improved quite a bit in this stuff.

On the dogs thing: I am thinking the clock-watching thing may be used in your favor: Can you designate some timeslots for the dogs that are for "play" and "rest"? Of course the *dogs* may not be ready to play or rest when the hour rolls, and you may need to watch for him strictly enforcing those rules ("No Spot. It is 4:07. You need to GO TO BED and LIE DOWN")... But at least you are building in some downtime for them with concrete rules.

Concrete rules ...em, ...rule.

Please pull up a chair and feel free to ask as many questions as you need and chime in on any topic.

-Paula

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