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Anonymous
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Posted:Oct 05, 2004 12:41:19 PM

bunnyrabbit49082 wrote: my son has high functioning aspergers syndrome. between therapy, concerta, and a life saving book called what does it mean to me?
the book is written by catherine faherty. she is at the teacch center in ashville, nc. she tested my son and told me about it . you can call 828-251-6319 ext. 16.
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Hey! My son has Aspergers too! We have that book too and it is GREAT! :D My son like the part where they compared Autistic brains to a computer with the Autism Operating System. It's a wonderful book that can really open the lines of dialogue between parents, children and educators. I second your recommendation.

My son is actually a pretty well behaved little guy, but he's kind of clueless when it comes to the more subtle stuff. He simply doesn't clue in on the things that most kid pick up instinctively, so I actually have to *tell* him what to do or not to do. It can be hard, especially when social rules really don't make a lot of sense when you look at them from a logical perspective.

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Anonymous
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Posted:Oct 05, 2004 1:04:29 PM

Quote "desperate mom":

:cry: Iam at total wits end with my son.
He refuses to do anything for me. He is 5 with aspergers and is very bright and doing very well at school, but home is the problem.He is aggresive destructive and has selective hearing. He refuses to take no for an anwser and screams and yells no matter what time day or night. :cry: :( i really dont know what to do and am finding it hard to keep my cool. i have no help or support and life is a total nightmare. I have tried taking away toys and outings but he really doesnt get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I forgot to respond to this. Try love and logic. It worked like a charm for us. Also keep in mind that for a kid with Aspergers, it takes a lot of work for them to hold it together all day at school and deal with the onslaught of people, information, stimulation etc. That has to be stressful and tiring. I usually arrange for some time immediately after he gets home from kindergarten for "decompression" with a nice quiet activity. But other kids might need to burn off some energy, so that time would be better spent running around outside. Try one or the other and see if one of those options works for you. And look into the Love and Logic....it really works.

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