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Finally recieved report on son's evaluation

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My son's report came in the mail yesterday. It was long and lenghty , full of great detail, and very comprehensive.

He was given 10 different tests . ANd the information had his past records or information dated as far back as 1997> He was only 4yrs old back then.

The IQ test he scored a meger full scale of 44<< 0.1 precentile :) His perceptual reasoning index score of 59. > 0.3 precentile , extremely low range.

What was interesting is that this is a child who is very verbal, but has a very difficult time with language comprehension.

Matthew does have Autistic Disoder , he met the full criteria for this ALL of them Letters A-D

they also said he met the criteria of Disruptive Behvior Disorder , Not otherwise specificed .

WEll I do not know many autistic children who are not disruptive at times, or any kids for that matter !!!

It was reccomended to have his daily routine to be as consistent as possible , to cut down on distractions in the classroom , individual instruction , or instruction in small groups.

Teachers should have his attention before teaching him anything . He should have a quiet place to work independently , because he is easily distracted.

Anyway , all his test scores fell in the extremely low range. Which sucks shit , becaue that means he is cognitively delayed/mentally retarded as well.

I'll i can do is my best with him. He is a reall sweet kid, a nice boy and I think he is great.

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Mscat,

Since you were once a teacher (or maybe still are), can you reach out to your school for assistance from an autism specialist? Maybe they can assist in the design of discrete trials. Also, does your state have wrap-around services?

David

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We get these type of reports on my brother yearly. His IQ range is that of a 28 month old and he is not verbal. It's painful and difficult to read about someone who you love so very much being lined up with numbers and other labels. I know Neil also has a behavioral plan that is used in order to try and work with his behaviors so that he may best be helped. Maybe it is similar with Matthew? Hopefully these are guidelines that they will use to try and offer him the best kind of education possible.

I'll i can do is my best with him. He is a reall sweet kid, a nice boy and I think he is great.

I think all any of us can do as parents is try and do our best. You love him and he's a sweet kid. That really says everything. I hope things go well for Matthew in the future. Having a loving mother in his corner will surely be beneficial for him.

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Mscat,

Since you were once a teacher (or maybe still are), can you reach out to your school for assistance from an autism specialist? Maybe they can assist in the design of discrete trials. Also, does your state have wrap-around services?

David

Thank David,

My son , goes to a special school , that is called a satalite classroom because it is on a regular school campus through the special school.

Their are a handful of kids in his classroom that vary in their disabilites , not all are autistic . This report was done by a NeuroPsycholgist , the Regional Center had him come from A different city to evaluate him. It was not an IEP . it was to confirm the diagnoses of autistic disorder, and was extremely detailed .

I was shocked and disappointed how low his IQ was, becasue he is smart in his own way. He is verbal , but his comprehension is poor , something I was not aware of.

It was a fascinating report, although depressing. SOme of it surprised me, some of it did not. He has recieved special EDucation services since the age of 4 , he is now 16 1/5 yrs old.

It is more like a in your face type of thing once I looked it over . Not blaming myself for his autism, but it hurts none of the less.

All I can do is continue to love and support him. It is most difficult when dealing with my own personal issues , and his as well.

He comes first though , and right now I feel very helpless knowing his test scores , and all about his abilities /inabilites .

He will be disabled for life, and only keep growing into a man .. He is a big boy already , my fear is once he is a man how in the world am I going to handle him? Here;s hoping things will turn out well , and I can continue to have him live with me once he develops into a man .

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Dear mscat

I would never say don't listen to the professionals, they do know a lot. But not everything. There may be ways your son can learn that are undiscovered. You may find he learns differently than those tests diagnose. I worked with a number of low IQ people when in my twenties, in an institution, and it's sad that the world outside didn't get to see their beauty. Though your journey together may be difficult, I suspect it will be wonderful.

loves

katleen

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I can understand that it would suck, bigtime. :(

I'll i can do is my best with him. He is a reall sweet kid, a nice boy and I think he is great.

I think this is one of mankind's fine attributes - to love someone for what they are, to see what they CAN and not what they can't. He is as much a person as anybody else and your "momminess" (when my children were little and life knocked them they'd come and get 'momminess' from me, the oldest coined the term) is of inestimable value and speaks VERY highly of you, know that. :)

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I can understand that it would suck, bigtime. :)

I think this is one of mankind's fine attributes - to love someone for what they are, to see what they CAN and not what they can't. He is as much a person as anybody else and your "momminess" (when my children were little and life knocked them they'd come and get 'momminess' from me, the oldest coined the term) is of inestimable value and speaks VERY highly of you, know that. :)

thank you Luna, you are very kind . :(

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