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02 Feb 2010, 7:01 pm

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My son memorizes all of the logos of cars. You tell him once what kind of car it is, and he remembers it forever. He is 4.5. He also loves logos of all types-restaurants, products, etc.. I think he has a photographic memory for peoples faces and names. He can tell me the names of people that I am looking at on Facebook that I have told him only once

He also waits until he really knows how to do something to do it. I worked with him for about 1.5 years getting him to try stacking a block. He would not do it. Then one day out of the blue, he stacked up 17 blocks high! Also, I tried to teach him "hide and go seek" for about 1 year. I did not think he would ever get it---then one day, out of the blue, he said "I want to play hide and go seek" He had it down! He continues to blow me away with things. He did not walk until he was 21 mos. old. He cruised around the furniture for almost 8 mos. I guess you could say he is on the cautious side!! !

Oh good so I was not the only cautious child? I found it was good for keeping me out of trouble. A lot of kids would just do things without thinking but I was always thinking of the consequences.
My dad showed me how to cook fish in a pan, but I wouldn't do it until I was sure I could do it properly.
I used to hold onto furniture when learning to walk too.


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07 Feb 2010, 7:30 pm

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isle.
I think you misspelt aisle.

Maybe they shop at a chain... island! (both links)


That's funny. I meant aisle.

Asp-z remember the model by the wheels? incredible. I am surprised he hasn't memorized all of the different types of trains. He is more interested in building them and seeing how they work. Trains are still his thing. Doesn't help that I want to get into it and we are going to get involved in a train hobby group (so very excited). I think Nate's memory is more visual than auditory but then he blows me away by telling me something that was said a few years ago.

Angelbear - sounds like Nate. It's all on their own time.

Nate got an academic award in school. He thought it was going to be a citizenship award because he helped the teacher pick up something gross. Cute.

Memory for facts, names and dates....

.....To all who do that, so not fair. I am completely opposite. I seem to remember everything about someone via conversation, where they were standing, sitting, where they were when they said something but can never remember names and dates. I blame it on my ADHD, poor working memory. I have a horrible memory for facts unless I know a lot about that certain fact to tie it to something. So, I either know a lot about something or nothing.

My husband can remember practically everything factual but doesn't remember conversations at all. People tell me it's a guy thing; perhaps it's also an aspie thing (personality thing)? When he talks, it's usually something important. When I talk, a lot of times it's just rambling on and on about something - really not truly important stuff. It's probably hard for him to know what's truly important, poor guy.



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07 Feb 2010, 7:38 pm

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Memory for facts, names and dates....

.....To all who do that, so not fair. I am completely opposite. I seem to remember everything about someone via conversation, where they were standing, sitting, where they were when they said something but can never remember names and dates. I blame it on my ADHD, poor working memory. I have a horrible memory for facts unless I know a lot about that certain fact to tie it to something. So, I either know a lot about something or nothing.

I hear ya sister. Try having AS and ADHD. I can remember chunks of information. By chunks of information I mean....when I learn something I can pick out certain things in point form to remember them. I don't have a very good long term memory like people with AS. Maybe with things like art and photography but I struggle with things like science and history. I'm no good with names or dates. I get dates mixed up all the time.


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07 Feb 2010, 8:30 pm

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Not sure what to say about this. Excellent memory seems to be common in autistics.
So true.



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07 Feb 2010, 10:36 pm

When I was little people were always amazed by my memory. :lol:


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