Parenting a Child with LD or ADHD

Dyslexia and Slight Autistic Tendencies

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Joined: Mar 27, 2012
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Posted Mar 28, 2012 at 1:30:40 PM
Subject: Dyslexia and Slight Autistic Tendencies

I'm wondering if anyone else out there has dyslexic children that also have some autistic tendencies? Nothing that would necessarily register on the autism spectrum, but very very mild autistic tendencies.

My dyslexic daughter doesn't seem to be able to recognize social cues including others feelings and reactions, others personal space, maintaining eye contact, speaking when spoken to, over-reaction or under-reaction to something funny or something sad, etc.

Just wondering if these things sometimes come along with the dyslexia in other children as well.

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Posted:Mar 28, 2012 8:44:50 PM

Welcome slking to LDonline's forum. Person's with dyslexia can have comirbid conditions. Meeting each child at their need is what is important. There are many apps that can help children learn social cues. Best wishes.

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Posted:Jun 06, 2012 2:46:36 PM

My son is 13 and was "diagnosed" with a LD in reading, which I had suspected for many years. The school didn't give it a name, but I feel confident he is dyslexic. I have also suspected he might have a very mild form of autism spectrum, because he has never been able to relate to other children his age and mostly associates with younger children. When he was younger he didn't seem to respond to verbal instruction as well as my other children and even now he has trouble communicating exactly what he wants to say. He overreacts to teasing from friends, even when it is just normal play-teasing, and his reaction is to become angry or cry. He is a very loving and compassionate child and expects others to treat him as he would treat them...fairly and kindly....and doesn't understand why they don't.

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Posted:Jul 30, 2012 12:14:20 AM

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