What would you like to do?
You insist that the school perform an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) for your child, at which you present the documentation from the diagnosing facility about your child's Asperger's Syndrome. You are within your rights to insist that they include the AS in the IEP, along with accomodations for your child's needs. If they refuse, you are within your rights to insist that they state within the IEP that they decline to serve your child's needs as regards his or her Asperger's Syndrom and their reasoning for it. Whether or not they document it, you should bring a tape recorder to the IEP and record the entire session. You can always sue them under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for not accomodating your child's needs.
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Tell them honestly. If a child has Asperger's, they are probably intelligent enough to understand you well, depending on the child's age. It might work to sit them down and… first ask if they have noticed ways that they are different from other kids. (But use more precise language then that, since they take things literally and may not get what you mean by different.) Since kids with Asperger's typically have problems observing and interpreting their peers' social interactions, they will likely say no, but they might have noticed, and it might be the case that they are wondering why. You'll never know until you ask. If they say yes, there's a chance may launch into a long-winded explanation that may be off topic. Calmly (since they have no idea they are off-topic, and aren't trying to be rude) give them a prompt, like "I need a chance to speak now." If they say no, you might want to point out the ways you have noticed they are different. Then, tell them the truth. That they are different in the ways they are because they have a disorder (not a disease) called Asperger's syndrome. Explain to them what that means in the most accurate terms that they will be able to understand. Be reassuring and address their concerns as they come up. Then tell them what you are going to do. For example, explain to them if they are going to be put in gifted classes, social skills classes, or see a psychologist. Explain to them exactly what these things will help them with. Answer: The first thing to do is get them diagnosed by an AS specialist so you're sure they actually have AS. The second thing to do is bake them a nice cake and get a card, ideally with the words "CONGRATULATIONS! You've got Asperger Syndrome!" OK, so I'm being slightly facetious, but there's an important point there; AS is what you make of it, and as long as an Aspie understands how it affects them it will often prove to be an advantage rather than a hindrance. If you present it to your kid as something to be enjoyed, and teach them how to work around the minor limitations it presents, it may well prove entirely advantageous. Also, what Aspie doesn't like feeling they're special?
Usually, the diagnostic criteria from either the DSM IV or the ICD-10 is used. Professionals who have worked extensively with people with Asperger's Syndrome sometimes use sli…ghtly different criteria because of knowledge gained from experience. There is a link to the related question, "What are the diagnostic criteria for Asperger's Syndrome?" which has more information. Areas of consideration for diagnosis are impaired social interactions, repetitive patterns of behavior, impaired nonverbal skills, and no clinically significant delay in cognitive and language development (but possible oddities). One aspect of diagnosing Asperger's Syndrome is eliminating other possibilities that have similar symptoms, such as hearing difficulties or schizophrenia. Asperger's Syndrome might be officially or unofficially diagnosed by a psychiatrist, a doctor or other medical professional, a special education professional, an early childhood educator, a vocational rehab counselor, etc. This does not mean that everyone in these professions has the experience to diagnose Asperger's Syndrome, but some focus on autism spectrum disorders. I know one person who was diagnosed by a vocational rehab counselor who helped people with autism spectrum disorders find and keep jobs. I know a person who worked in early childhood education and had a passion to help children with autism, so with experience became adept at diagnosing that condition. For children, it is best to get an official diagnosis, which means a diagnosis from a medical professional. Sometimes, the person self-diagnoses himself or herself after learning about the characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome. Sometimes family members decide the person must have Asperger's Syndrome, often after another person in the family has been officially diagnosed with autism or Asperger's Syndrome.
How do they diagnose a child of 8 with Asperger's Syndrome who shows no apparent social problems in school?
I would first ask your school counselor. Even if he is not having trouble in school, he may be feeling isolated or depressed knowing he's different from other children. … If the counselor can't guide you, look for a support group in your area for people with or parents of people with AS. For your part, make sure he feels comfortable at home with you and your family. This can be his haven when he feels weird in the rest of the world.
Well be patient with a person who has that asperger's syndrome. cause their is a medicine for but it a sign it come from the father or mother. so you can read up on more about… this. it a balance in the brain that doesn't wont to work. some people are born with it don't know they got it. Try not to ridicule your friend or alienate him/her for their lack of understanding. If you want to take the time to explain things to the friend, then YOU will have a friend for life. A: Since, Asperger Syndrome is called a developmental disorder, not a mental illness and most adults with Asperger Syndrome can learn how to make friends, do useful work and live successful lives. I am pretty sure that the treatment lies in sticking with a friend, being patient and telling him/her repetitively on how to behave with the people he/she encounters. Before doing that. you need to make sure that you are in his/her good books and also you shouldn't feel bad or loose hope if the person suffering does not behave with you properly. If you don't think that you have the patience to do the same, you should leave the person alone. A: You treat them with the same respect and civility as you would anyone else. They tend to have lesser social skills and can react a bit more to erratic behavior but you shouldn't be afraid of them at all.
A 504 Plan (like an IEP for disabled children) provides for accomodations in a general education setting for a student with Asperger's, unless they are otherwise disable…d due to Autism, specified as Asperger's (Autistic children, even when specified as Asperger's, receive an IEP).
What should you do if your 6 year old child has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome but the school says the child does not qualify for an IEP?
File an application for a Due Process Hearing, ie: go to court. A: A child diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome does not necessarily qualify for an IEP, but probably has A…sperger's Syndrome difficulties that will make the child qualify. It will depend on the difficulties the child experiences since the characteristics vary and can range in severity from mild to severe. The link below for the O.A.S.I.S. proposed IEP goals lists difficulties that might need to be addressed by the school. The school might not have been aware that these are issues for students with Asperger's Syndrome and thus not realize that the student needs help in those areas. When working with the school to develop an IEP, be specific about the assistance needed and the difficulty that needs to be resolved. For example, the child might need to have classroom accommodations such as a seat away from a distracting bulletin board or away from noisy students, rather than needing help in certain classes. When the parents disagree with the school's evaluation about the need for an IEP, the parents can take the child for an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) and ask that the school system pay for it. When the diagnosis is evaluated by professionals with regard to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) who do not think the child meets the eligibility requirements, the parents can ask for a hearing to challenge this decision. If the parents are not satisfied, they can ask for mediation if the school provides that option. The next step is to ask for a due process hearing. If that fails, they can file a complaint with the state education agency explaining what part of IDEA the school violated.
No, unless they are Autistic and otherwise specified as Asperger's. A: No. It depends on the child's particular difficulties. Children with autism or Asperger's Syndrom…e do not necessarily need a full time aide, but might need assistance in certain classes, a specially arranged location in a classroom, technological aids, or a place to go when stress levels are too high.
At this time, it is not diagnosed in newborns, but it can sometimes be diagnosed at under 1 year of age. Some people will not be diagnosed until their teens, when the difficul…ties of Asperger's Syndrome and peer pressure cause too much stress. Other people will not be diagnosed until adulthood, possibly when children or grandchildren are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
I think the youngest you can be is about 3, but the majority get diagnosed in their teens, because that's the age when they go to high school. There are those that don't get d…iagnosed until their adults, or even never get a diagnoses.
Asperger's Syndrome can affect school grades. People with Asperger's Syndrome tend to have an excellent memory for facts. Also, if one of the person's special interest areas… is related to classwork, he or she could do very well in that class and might know more than the teacher on that subject. They also tend to be logical and detail-oriented. These characteristics could have a positive impact on grades. In contrast, they might have difficulty with short-term memory. They also might focus more on the details than the "big picture". In some situations, they can be easily distracted and have difficulty focusing. These traits could have a negative impact on grades.
This is hard to say but I believe there are. I took something called a Gillian Asperger's Test. It is widely used in schools. There are other tests but sometimes these tests a…re not very effective. Having a brain scan can help also. Many people do not know that people with Asperger's have a brain which the white matter is significantly distribuuted differently in comparison to a person without Aspergers.
yes, they can but they will learn slower so take your time but once the information is remembered it wont be so hard, also a routine for learning will help even if its a day t…o day routine, also they might need help at school.
I was diagnosed by a psychologist who specializes in working with Asperger's. The diagnosis came after extensive tests over the course of about 4 one-hour visits.
Most children with Asperger's are diagnosed during the elementary school years because the symptoms of the disorder become more apparent at this point.
They're all different. I was never a Straight-A Student, but I always did my best.
That depends on the age of the child. We "Aspergians" prefer facts and have not much use for the discussion of feelings. We are usually very curious. If you want to introduce …Asperger's to someone, you want to have plenty of information with you when you do it. The first reaction of the child, regardless of age will be "oh." The second will be to challenge the accuracy of the statement. You must explain in detail all of the reasons the diagnosis was made. Read through symptoms lists. Do not argue i fthe child disagrees, you will cause a meltdown. Instead, leave plenty of information around the house for self-initiated purusal and eventually a perceived "self diagnosis" will occur. Keep a positive attitude about Asperger's. Most people with AS feel like it gives them clarity of thought, an ability to analyze and think outside the box. Read about famous people with Asperger's and watch movies that do not paint AS'ers as deranged psychopaths or "broken", such as the recent movie about Temple Grandin. Accept the child and his/her autism. Be glad the child is who they are. That's how you tell a child he or she has autism. With information, love, and acceptance.