New to this Forum, but not ivillage

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Registered: 03-25-2003
New to this Forum, but not ivillage
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Mon, 08-31-2009 - 11:18pm

Hi,


My name is Janine and I have 8, almost 9 year old B/G twins. I first found ivillage when my twins were about 8 mo old (2001)

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Registered: 11-28-2006
Tue, 09-01-2009 - 1:40am

Welcome!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 09-01-2009 - 7:36am

Welcome!

                                

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Tue, 09-01-2009 - 2:52pm

Welcome to the board!

It's a great group of gals who really 'get it' when it comes to living with ASD. Feel free to ask any questions you have - as Paula likes to say, there's no limit, lol. Hope to get to know you better over time.

As for reading suggestions.....you may need to get a bit more specific about what kinds of symptoms your DS has. Does he 'melt down' alot. The Explosive Child is highly recommended. Is he similar to Aspergers but just missing some of the symptoms so they placed him as PDD-NOS? Anything by Tony Attwood is good.

It's hard to pick and choose material since there *such* is a wealth of things out there. Try picking the brain of your child's therapists too. They may have some favorite material. I"ll have to peruse my library and pick out a few of the better ones for you.

Just wanted to pop in and welcome you. Hope to see more of you in the future.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Registered: 04-21-2008
Wed, 09-02-2009 - 1:11pm
Welcome to the board, Janine!

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 10:28am

Thanks for the welcome ladies.....


Howie has a lot of melt downs. Just gets into a funk when he thinks thing are not working out for him, whether is a computer game etc or just transitions. He is a very bright boy, 97-98% and will be included in the 3rd grade gifted program and I’m sure he will qualify for some Special Ed services. He also struggle with body posture and stamina. He HATES physical activities. Phy Ed is his worst subject in school. The visual/verbal to paper just doesn’t happen. He can do math just fine and is VERY good at math, its writing thoughts down or answers that take more effort that is a huge struggle.


His school is already on top of it. We had back to school night and the teachers are already planning a meeting today and his main teacher has been given some ideas what might help him.


I’m looking forward to getting to know you all. Again, thanks for the welcome.