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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-01-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,503
Posted By kme
This is the same question I have had for a...

This is the same question I have had for a couple years now.  My son is 7 and has definite SPD, mostly sensory seeking.  Asperger's has come up as a possibility but was eventually ruled out because...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-21-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,293
Posted By kme
I will add my voice to the chorus and say that...

I will add my voice to the chorus and say that your daughter is adorable!  My son has "something" - have never gotten a definite dx but has been dx with ADHD, SPD, Asperger's depending on which...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-20-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By kme
I am not familiar with the Autism Diagnostic...

I am not familiar with the Autism Diagnostic Interview but the ADOS is usually between the child and the interviewer.  They will do structured activities with him, communcate with him,etc and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-19-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By kme
A lot of this sounds familiar to me.  I would...

A lot of this sounds familiar to me.  I would definitely get him evaluated by a developmental pediatrcian, neuropsych or someone with knowledge of sensory/spectrum issues.  Several of your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-16-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By kme
Hang in there!  We all go through periods of...

Hang in there!  We all go through periods of feeling down or like there is such a long way to go.  I remember when my son was 3 and I was so excited because he came home from school and said "circle...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-21-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By kme
I will echo what others have said: gymnastics...

I will echo what others have said: gymnastics and swimming are both great for sensory input which my son really craves.  He did both when he was younger.  TOPsoccer is a good program as well.  At 7...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-18-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By kme
By integrated, do you mean there were typical...

By integrated, do you mean there were typical kids in the class?  When my son was in pre-K, there was no integrated preschool - all the kids were special ed.  There are different preschools at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-14-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,564
Posted By kme
Let me echo what others have said and tell you...

Let me echo what others have said and tell you that 2 is hard, espcially for kids on the spectrum.  At 2 my son was nonverbal and the only way he could communicate was to throw a fit.  I felt like I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-22-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By kme
My son used to "wander" when he was younger.  It...

My son used to "wander" when he was younger.  It happened once at DisneyWorld and once at HersheyPark.  Vigilence is key and we also bought those "Hello, I'm..." type stickers where we wrote down...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By kme
Oh yeah, I have so been there.  Not with my...

Oh yeah, I have so been there.  Not with my special needs guy but with my oldest who was subsequently diagnosed with ADHD (I don't consider him special needs, he does very well as he has gotten...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By kme
In our district, the special needs preschool...

In our district, the special needs preschool kids take a separate bus but it looks just like the "regular" one.  It was highly recommended to us that our son take the bus so he would be used to it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By kme
We have done both:  OT and KKI.  We have been to...

We have done both:  OT and KKI.  We have been to several specialists to get a handle on our son's difficulties and my impression is that each specialty adds "something".  The neuropsych we saw at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-15-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Posted By kme
I don't have an answer specifically about Coding...

I don't have an answer specifically about Coding but my son has been identified as having a slow processing speed.  His Coding score was in the 9th percentile.  He also had some scores at or below...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,350
Posted By kme
Hugs to you and your daughter. I'm so sorry.

Hugs to you and your daughter. I'm so sorry.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-23-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By kme
I live in VA and my son had the ADOS done as...

I live in VA and my son had the ADOS done as part of his testing through the school. It was done by the school psychologist when he was being evaluated for services. The ADOS would be done as part...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-10-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,256
Posted By kme
(((jnpsmommy))) Yes, get your boy some immediate...

(((jnpsmommy))) Yes, get your boy some immediate help and so sorry about all you are going through with both him and your mother right now.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-03-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,903
Posted By kme
We are in the same boat. My son just turned 7...

We are in the same boat. My son just turned 7 and he doesn't really have a definitive dx. He most definitely has SPD, but whether it goes beyond that is not as clear. I thought he might have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-30-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,415
Posted By kme
The two things that occurred to me are...

The two things that occurred to me are expressive/receptive language disorder or a slow processing speed. Has she had a full neuropsych workup? My son was found to have a normal IQ but a very slow...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-23-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By kme
Ditto what others have said - if you stopped...

Ditto what others have said - if you stopped drinking as early as you say and had only 1-2 drinks I seriously doubt your son has FAS. I drank a lot in the early part of my 2nd son's pregnancy -...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-14-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,957
Posted By kme
I think Parenthood has done a really good job...

I think Parenthood has done a really good job depicting Asperger's and in particular the parents' reaction to it. Some of the earlier episodes showed the son's Asperger's pretty clearly like in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-10-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By kme
These behaviors prompted me to get help for my...

These behaviors prompted me to get help for my ADHD son:

- couldn't sit still
- had no "filter" - said and did things as they popped into his head
- at school, was obviously less mature than...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-03-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By kme
Based on what the OT found, I would take her to...

Based on what the OT found, I would take her to a developmental pediatrician. A developmental pediatrician can give you a medical diagnosis (which an OT cannot) and from there determine the best...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-02-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By kme
Your son sounds A LOT like mine. My son's dx is...

Your son sounds A LOT like mine. My son's dx is SPD primarily sensory seeking. He does have some social issues. He has trouble with groups and often just tunes out when there are a lot of kids...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By kme
What you are seeking is therapy for pragmatic...

What you are seeking is therapy for pragmatic language/communication and not necessarily speech.

My son has SPD, ADHD and a language disorder and also was non-verbal as a toddler. He was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-15-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By kme
(((hugs))) Been there many times with my...

(((hugs)))

Been there many times with my ADHD/SPD sensory seeker. Other people really don't understand and the "help" can seem very judgmental even though it may not be meant that way.
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