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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: school subjects-- better way to teach?

Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 2:31 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,269

I work in a Montessori school. All of my life I was really bad at math because for me memorization of the outcome without understanding conceptually doesn't work. In Montessori, manipulatives are used exclusively until a child gets the concept and can abstract (math on paper/math in head). By this I...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: argh....daughter is failing first term of HS....

Posted: 27 Oct 2011, 7:25 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,378

Keep your fingers crossed. We are conferencing with a teacher tomorrow that so far has mentioned several times that Madison needs to either get her notebook organized or stay after with the teacher doing so. This is the teacher my daughter has really connected with (that can be rare), and I'm hoping...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: behaviour comparison girls v's boys ASD

Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 1:27 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 632

i'm no help. All of the social issues that help get boys identified, my daughter showed. She's persistant to a fault...can be agressive....has loud/angry/sometimes violent meltdowns, has somewhat noisy ticks/compulsive behaviors. Was always interested in odd games, anime, science and ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Knowing doesn't really help to fill the hole...

Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 1:15 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,535

I think now my dad was an aspie, and so was my brother...although I also have some definite traits (shyness, need for facts, small obsessions with new topics, anxiety and a kind of tendancy to fall apart when something goes wrong, or when there's too much going on...and definitely naivaty). My daugh...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: argh....daughter is failing first term of HS....

Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 1:00 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,378

Thanks everyone... I wish a study hall was something that could happen this year (right now). Currently she isn't in any electives, all core classes. But she does have a health class next term, and I'm wondering if I could ask that to be switched. That sounds like a good solution. i've mentioned thi...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: The drugs don't work.... probably

Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 12:51 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,224

Can you seek out another Dr? That might be the first step. Another step you can take is identifying the side effects that meds have (on the packaging) and deciding if you can live with those side effects. All medications have them. It's up to the person taking them to decide what is an acceptable si...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: argh....daughter is failing first term of HS....

Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 7:47 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,378

She has a 504 and an IEP in most of her classes and she is still failing. She is even failing her favorites, science and history. Her problem is that she can't organize. Really this is a disability sized problem. She doesn't do poorly on most of her tests and classwork, but when it comes to homework...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Bumping into things

Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 7:48 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 6,620

Ack...our household is a clumsy one. my daughter has gotten better about it...but for years, she was running into stuff/falling down/bumping into me lots of times every day. I had to ask finally that family members not send us anything breakable as gifts....because first of all, so much gets broken,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tired of the silent grudge cycle.

 Post subject: This is a social issue...
Posted: 19 Oct 2011, 12:42 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 3,166

In normal day to day living, NT people know the social "rules". In general it doesn't come up to tell someone their behavior is annoying, or their voice is too quiet or loud because in general people know what tone to use in specific situations. I talk to my daughter about this quite a bit...the dif...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Do I bring a list or will it influence doctor/diagnosis?

Posted: 12 Oct 2011, 12:45 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,087

I brought a list. I was doing research (I work with some special needs children), and I found asperger's disorder. My daughter has had a variety of pretty serious struggles all through school and when I read the list of symptoms...she had so many of them. It fit. She'd been diagnosed with adhd as an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Quite aspies vs Loud aspies

Posted: 12 Oct 2011, 12:36 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 5,942

My daughter is a loud aspie. Although in any new situation, she's generally quiet until she is comfortable with the lay of the land. But I am starting to feel that her constant talking (generally about her topics of interest, IE history, movies and/or the universe) could be construed as stimming? No...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People's emotions might not be fake

Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 9:15 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,245

This is a hard one....I always find that my daughter doesn't really respond properly to things that happen (she has the as diagnosis). When something bad happens or there is bad news, she is very emotionally "flat" but then when there is too much stress...or bad things happening...she will inevitabl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: About babies.

Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 9:06 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,428

What I like about thing I have really come to appreciate about honesty. I'm not talking about children don't ever tell lies, because they lie all the time. I mean they are ridiculously easy to read. I have so much trouble reading adults. But children are exactly like emo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: About babies.

Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 8:00 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,428

Babies are small human beings, not aliens. It's okay for you not to like them...but I feel it hinders frienships if your friend has a baby...and you can't manage to at least be supportive. I'm a very logical person, and a mother. So as a new mom years ago, I never talked in a high pitched voice or c...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Not making, but rather, keeping friends

 Post subject: hard one...
Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 7:49 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,218

My daughter is AS and so far hasn't been very successful at managing friendships once she starts them. She's always excited at the beginning of a new school year to make new friends, but by the end of the year, she's generally down to just one or two. Her behavior/strangeness...always gets her into ...
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