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Old 04-04-2003, 04:54 AM
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Asperger Syndrome

I've recently discovered that my 7-year-old son has Asperger Syndrome. He is extremely good with math and was reading at age 4, and he has a near-photographic memory. He has some trouble communicating with other kids, especially when he doesn't know them. He just doesn't know how to go about making a friend. He is always obsessed with one interest (right now it's the board game of Life), and tends to be a little clumsy. He also wants to adhere strictly to a routine.

Does anyone else have a child like mine?

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Old 04-04-2003, 06:13 AM
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Is he an only child?

Never heard of Asperger Syndrome. Sounds like my son when he was that age. An only child. Sounds normal to me. I wouldn't worry unless he's a violent child.

I'm an only child and for years it was hard for me to make friends, only in adulthood it became easier, but not much.

Does he win at Life game? Maybe he's just obsessed until he wins?

I'd like to know more about AS, never heard that term.
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Old 04-04-2003, 08:11 AM
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my son is ADHD-and he sounds just like yours. he gets fixated on many things, too-one at a time, and i just let him go. he gets fixated on subjects, tho-last summer, for example-he watched the weather channel constantly, talked about it when he wasn't watching it-he knew more about meterology than most adults-but couldn't talk to someone his own age about ANYTHING. thats one of the reasons i sent him back to public school-so that he could make friends and learn to be social.......some days it works and some days it doesn't.

i don't have any advice-i just understand.
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Old 04-08-2003, 04:51 PM
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I have a new neighbor who has a nine year old son with Asperger's Syndrome--it is a form of autism isn't it. I really don't know anything about it, I just know it exists. Good luck to you. My neighbor has her son in public school and I think he does okay.
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Old 04-23-2003, 10:22 AM
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my family has been touched by Asperger Syndrome

My 15 year old son was diagnosed with AS 7 years ago. I could write a book and then some.

It does help to ally with some support, parent to parent and other types as well. It's been a real learning experience for us, trying at times andother times has brought out various strengths.

For my son, the perseveration/obsessions have tempered a bit to real impatience when wanting to know something or do something. It's been very difficult for him to develop peer realtionships.

It is likely that I empathize with what you are going thru. How are things going, at this point ?
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Old 04-24-2003, 09:31 AM
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Like I said I never heard of Asperger's but got this in a mailer today. I usually post on the homeschool thread for review of I thought I'd post here too...

RESOURCES: PRINTABLES Use Visual Strategies I found a site that shows a face with different emotions ,like a smile for happy can even print off a book made up in your words and use the picture that describes the emotion. [MOD: The images presented are designed as tools for improving communication with "persons with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, or others with communication or behavior challenges". For the record, the only emotion pictures I could find are "angry", "upset", and "crying"). . .though the "no hitting the table" and "relax" cards might be stretched to fit the bill. Most of the rest are of objects or actions one might find in a classroom or assisted living facility. --mdb]
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Old 04-24-2003, 09:37 AM
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Here is another thread that also has some discussions about asperger's too
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Old 04-24-2003, 10:51 AM
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I have met a lady in town (her daughter is in my dgd's kindergarten class) whose son has Asperger Syndrome. She's out of town until next week but I'm going to introduce her to Family Corner when she returns. I've already told her aobut this thread so I hope she'll touch base and maybe you can all exchange info.
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I work with Aspergers and Autistic kids everyday. I am a therapist for in home therapy program. I am by no means an expert but I do have a good deal of experience with this subject. If I can offer any kind of help, please just ask.
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A good friend has just had her daughter diagnosed with Aspergers and I am looking for info!
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