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    I think a few people suggested in your old thread ASD ADD so I would start there as we have some experience ourselves.

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    I shall. Will be interesting to find out. Don't care either way but everyone who has a lot to do with him think there is nothing "wrong" with him. I don't see it, but I shall update with what they say. Might be a while with wait times though.

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    Will I be allowed in the room when they so these tests on him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelicHobgoblin View Post
    Will I be allowed in the room when they so these tests on him?
    You should be.

    When my DS was assessed I sat in the same room and quietly observed.

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    Just a quick update, will be about 24 months before they can fit DS in to see a specialist.
    The teachers have given DS what I can only see as a chew toy necklace. They said its a sensory thing to help stop him fidgeting with things. He just chews it and it gives him just one more thing to fidget with, but whatever makes them feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelicHobgoblin View Post
    Just a quick update, will be about 24 months before they can fit DS in to see a specialist.
    The teachers have given DS what I can only see as a chew toy necklace. They said its a sensory thing to help stop him fidgeting with things. He just chews it and it gives him just one more thing to fidget with, but whatever makes them feel better.
    It will most likely help. Chewing helps us concentrate. Think of adults chewing pens.
    Other things that could help them.
    A filled hot water bottle to sit on.
    Tying a fit band around the legs of his chair.
    Pencil case on the floor instead of the table.
    A weighted lap bag.
    These things help make his body think he is doing bigger/more movements than he is.

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    I think the way she approached this is incredibly unprofessional & inappropriately worded ESPECIALLY in front of DS & others. I'd be making a complaint. Is there another class he can be moved to? Perhaps a more nurturing learning environment may ease things a little too.
    I think the chewing could help as are PP's suggestions.
    2 years until he's able to be tested? Is there any other alternative specialists/hospitals (sorry not familiar with this)

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    I just wanted to respond as I'm a teacher of 10 years and when my DS1 started prep I had the teacher mention 'you know he's so ASD' in a passing by comment. His teacher is amazing... But as his mother I was floored.

    Not only did I work with so many kids - there's no way 'my' kid could have issues... He was just 'young' in my eyes. I had everyone around me (including family, friends and colleagues) who loved him and me immensely and assured me he was just a boy finding his feet. One of these friends was then his year 1 teacher and she had the difficult task of once again addressing the issues of my son with me. He had a tic that moved from his eyes to his shoulder then disappeared only to return again later. He couldn't sit still on the carpet, was unsettled during 'noisy' activities. Luckily this is a teacher and friend I've respected and admired for over a decade as I first met her as a teacher when I was a student teacher in her classroom. I needed her to open my eyes and then I saw what she saw. I didn't want to see it. I even taught my son for a subject and still rarely saw it.. If it wasn't for me watching him on parade and seeing little snippets of him in class as I was teaching next door I'd almost not have believed it.

    My son is easy at home ... Because of me. I know him, I cater to him unknowingly... I don't challenge him. He sits in the same spot at dinner and I'd never thought of mixing it up. I comfort him when he's feeling uneasy. I guide him and know his boundaries each and every day.

    To this day if I was basing my opinion on him at home I'd never think he was anything but 'normal' for want of a better word. He's perfect in my eyes ... But there are challenges for him that I'd never anticipated. He is exceptionally bright - highest intellectual kid in his class even though he is the youngest - but socially ... He's got lots to learn and is lucky to have a village of supporters and two very close and wonderful friends in his class.

    I just want to assure you that things can be different amongst alternating settings... The teacher was tactless but if she's approached you about this I'd say there might be something going on ... Trust me ... As a teacher the paperwork is enormous around diagnosing a student - none of us want to do it in our 'spare time' unless we feel it is a necessity.

    Sorry for the essay ... I just hope you find some answers and calm x

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    Oh and the greatest help for my son to focus was a lap cushion filled with rice. I nearly cried the first time I saw him use it and focus on parade... Before that his teachers had to tickle his back to help him relax and settle.

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    Thanks for the reply. I will find time next week to sew a rice bag to put on his lap. any size/weight recommendations I will need? I say next week because this week home I will be away at a conference, so will need to be done next week unfortunately otherwise I would do it this weekend if I could.
    Good to know the chewing thing is a good idea, I just thought it was stupid but yeah, chewing helps us concentrate.


 

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