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    rojo27 posted:
    Not sure if my daughter has asbergers or autism, but she displays obsessive behaviors with baby dolls and our poodle. She is on risperdol for agressive behavior toward other kids and some animals. She is very sensitive and likes things a certain way. She is very picky. She is on special education at school and receives occupational therapy and has been held in the 1st grade twice and still cannot read as good as my kindergartner. i have been told by a neurologist that she displays characteristics of an autisic child but they will not diagnose her as such beccause she is social and is normal intelligence level. Can anyone help me to figure out if she is autistic or may have something similar? Thanks
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    motherofrob responded:
    Is your daughter seeing a developemental pediatrician?
    As mom we have the ideas of the issues with our kids, but you need an expert who will evaluate your child to give you a diagnosis.
     
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    rojo27 replied to motherofrob's response:
    No, just a regular pediatrician and a neurologist. She is on seizure meds and an antipsychotic for aggressive behavior. I am not sure who else to take her to.
     
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    motherofrob replied to rojo27's response:
    You should ask your Dr if you could see a specialist for developmental pediatrics. They are the best. Their training is in kids with different behaviour from the norm, but yet we have always felt that these special dr were in our corner.
     
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    rojo27 replied to motherofrob's response:
    will look into that. thanks.
     
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    motherofrob replied to rojo27's response:
    Any further news?
     
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    rojo27 replied to motherofrob's response:
    No news yet, still the same. We have been having some behavioral issues such as picking on the dogs and instigating fights. Not the normal sibling rivalry but all out fights.

    She just reached first grade benchmark for reading last week and this was her second year in the 1st grade. They are moving her on to 2nd grade but she will be behind. She is really good at math and science, but especially math. Reading is really hard for her and spelling too. I really appreciate having someone to talk to back and forth like this. It helps alot.
     
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    motherofrob replied to rojo27's response:
    Spelling and writing are so very difficult for my son. My son seems to enjoy math and science. My theory is that the spelling and writing are higher functions and therby require different parts of the brain to retrieve how to spell words and how to physically form letters.
     
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    rojo27 replied to motherofrob's response:
    my daughter has alot of difficulty with spelling and reading, but is good at math. She is doing better though. We are getting ready to homeschool our children due to the fact that teachers just don't put the time and effort they used to anymore and we want more christian approach for their learning. Then i can see exactly what my children are learning and know what services they are receiving. Thanks for the reply. hope to hear from you again.
     
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    motherofrob replied to rojo27's response:
    I have thought about home schooling too. I am glad to hear that you know my Jesus, without HIM my life would be totally lost. He has listened to my constant prays for my son and has taught me so much thru this child. It is not that I would have prayed for this in my life, but it has taught me to stop and take the time to enjoy my kids. I have a wonderful friend that could give you hints on the homeschooling. Do you have unlimited texting. Maybe we could talk via texting. I am so busy to get on web md too much. I sign on at work that is why my post are timed for such crazy hours. Blessings
     
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    DeadManWalking56 replied to motherofrob's response:
    Math and science are more complex, and therefore challenging. Kids with Asperger, are very high intelligence, and enjoy using their minds. Spelling is memorization without complexity, writing a skill almost unnecessary with computers.

    Maybe get some post-it or other note pads, so he can leave you message not on the computer, and then they will appreciate writing a little more.

    Some areas of science are strangely pushed without God centered. The book "The Language of God" is a well written book describing how science does fit with God's creation, which is all around us. I recommend it.

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    rojo27 replied to motherofrob's response:
    I don't have a cell phone, but a home phone and can give you that number if you want. Let me know. You can also just email me at rojo27@mail.com too. Doesn;t matter to me. I will talk to you again. Nice talking to you.


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