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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-05-2013, 04:58 PM
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Views: 280
Posted By christinelin
I have a kiddo on the spectrum and worked as a...

I have a kiddo on the spectrum and worked as a parent education teacher in a parent-participation preschool. I did a professional development day for my colleagues about recognizing potential...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-04-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By christinelin
Just to give a counter response: I have always...

Just to give a counter response: I have always been really glad that we had my kiddo evaluated. It did cost a lot (out of pocket), but in our case it provided a single, clear-cut diagnosis that made...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-04-2012, 04:45 AM
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Views: 254
Posted By christinelin
A couple of thoughts:   It would be fairly...

A couple of thoughts:
 
It would be fairly difficult to tell with a high-functioning kid if they have ASD at 1. Things I would be looking for: joint referencing (pointing and then looking for your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By christinelin
My DS had an IQ test as part of a full private...

My DS had an IQ test as part of a full private evaluation at age 5. His score on that test was completely average. I was much more stunned and upset about that than I was about his diagnosis with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-21-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By christinelin
I agree that it would be helpful to have more...

I agree that it would be helpful to have more details.
 
In my case that point when I was having conversations in my head about what was normal and what was not was the sign that I should add into...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By christinelin
Two children's books that I thought were decent...

Two children's books that I thought were decent were "Understanding Sam and Asperger Syndrome" and "The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger's Syndrome." One challenge is that no...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-05-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By christinelin
Just chiming in with another anecdote about...

Just chiming in with another anecdote about early IQ tests often being inaccurate. My DS (also gifted + Aspergers) had a completely average IQ on his initial eval at 5. That threw me much more than...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-03-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 864
Posted By christinelin
I flew alone overseas at 15. My oldest is 12 and...

I flew alone overseas at 15. My oldest is 12 and I think she could do it, but I would prefer that she was a bit older first. All three of mine have flown unaccompanied domestically (flights between...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-03-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,246
Posted By christinelin
156 months (three kids), 42 of those months were...

156 months (three kids), 42 of those months were tandem. Yikes.
 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-03-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By christinelin
Thanks for the feedback. I, too, am tempted to...

Thanks for the feedback. I, too, am tempted to not worrying about it. Nice to have others back up that instinct!
 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-02-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By christinelin
He has Aspergers/PDD (depending on the day and...

He has Aspergers/PDD (depending on the day and the evaluator!). He is fairly subtly affected -- in a mainstream class, no supports, just private social skills work. He had a full neuro-psych eval...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By christinelin
My 2E 9-year old is in private school, where...

My 2E 9-year old is in private school, where they take a standardized test called the ERB once a year. We just got his scores back and he is in the 99th percentile in all categories except "auditory...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-23-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By christinelin
OP: I think we all have times when we worry lots...

OP: I think we all have times when we worry lots about our kids. But when it becomes dominant in our thoughts about them, especially when all indications are that things are okay, it might be time...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-26-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By christinelin
We have done the Michelle Garcia Winner stuff...

We have done the Michelle Garcia Winner stuff with our therapists, but I think her stuff is online, too. Google her name or "social thinking" and you should find the right things. They talk about...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-26-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By christinelin
Honestly, I would be tempted to have someone...

Honestly, I would be tempted to have someone with a fresh set of eyes take another look at him. A lot of what you describe does sound Aspie-ish. I wonder if his trajectory seemed so good that docs...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-15-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By christinelin
I am glad you have connected with others through...

I am glad you have connected with others through a support group. I hope we can provide some general support, but obviously specifics from parents who have already been down your particular road...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-15-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By christinelin
Tigerle,   I am glad you have more specifics...

Tigerle,
 
I am glad you have more specifics and that the news is as good as could have been hoped for. Still, a ton to digest. How are you doing?
 
Thinking of you...
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-14-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By christinelin
I wish I had some information or reassurance to...

I wish I had some information or reassurance to offer you, but I just wanted to send you positive thoughts and good wishes. My nephew's club feet were diagnosed via ultrasound and know how hard and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,857
Posted By christinelin
I am late in checking in again. I am down to 264...

I am late in checking in again. I am down to 264 and I finished my 44 mile bike ride on Sunday without any problem, so I am feeling pretty good about that.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-04-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By christinelin
I believe that there is good evidence that...

I believe that there is good evidence that vaccines do not cause autism, but even if you do, the diagnostic criteria have historically specified that symptoms are present before the age of 3:
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-03-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By christinelin
I think my son has improved over time. He was...

I think my son has improved over time. He was always more subtly affected. When we started having concerns everyone around us -- including people who are very educated about autism and about child...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-02-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By christinelin
Lots of stuff here. Let's see if I can help at...

Lots of stuff here. Let's see if I can help at all:
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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-01-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,857
Posted By christinelin
I am stuck, too: 265.  

I am stuck, too: 265.
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-01-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,401
Posted By christinelin
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by fairydoula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-28-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By christinelin
It can vary a bit depending on what kind of...

It can vary a bit depending on what kind of professional you see, but here was our experience with a 5 year old for his initial eval:
 
A 2-hour parent intake interview with lots of questions...
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