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 Post subject: Aspergers and tests
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:28 am 

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I have a feeling my DS may have aspergers but have not had him tested.

He hand flaps,has poor motor skills,gets obsessed with certain things.

He enjoys socialising but has difficulty with friendships.Mainly because he likes to rant on about the same things which obviously not everyone finds interesting.

My question is does anyone know if this condition would disadvantage him in any way with tests.Should I get him officially tested?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:54 am 

Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:23 am
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Location: T Wells, KENT
I am no expert but as I understand it when you have aspergers it affects the social side of things the most.

If he is a 'high level aspergers' he will be very bright (but can the school see it ) with possible behaviour issues.

I do know a child with it and he excels at exams because the nerves just don't bother him.

If you have any concerns I would speak to GP with possible referal to an Ed psych. to get a full diagnosis.

When my son saw an Ed psych for dyslexia we received a full report which detailed his strengths and weeknesses which we used to help him.

How old / what year is he in?
What area are you in ?

love Wardie

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:34 pm 
I tutored an Asperger's child last year. I suspect it affects different children in different ways. He was bright but very behind when he first started but made great progress during tuition, just missing GS entrance by a few marks but achieving an independent school which would suit him better.

His performance was limited by the fact it took a great effort on his part to focus for more than 45 minutes and unfortunately he was not granted extra time for the exam.

I know he had been diagnosed several years earlier but the help he received at school was limited.

Nevertheless the diagnosis seemed to have empowered his parents in that they now understood what the problem was and were very determined to find ways round it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:22 pm 

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Location: East Kent
Children in teh autistic spectrum can take things very literally and have difficulty seeing things from others' point of view, so some types of writing expected in Y6 will be a prob;lem (eg retell 3 pigs from the wolf;s pointof view) change can upset them too, so preparation for transferring to another school need to start early. The change of school routine around teh time of SATs and eleven plus time can also be a stressful time

Itis quite a complex developmental condition, but input from people like speech and language therapists can help the child cope better. I suggest that you speak to your GP and the school senco as a start

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