Rage-Control for Children on the Autism Spectrum: Advice for Parents and Teachers

"Any tips for dealing with a high functioning autistic child who flips into a rage at the most inopportune times for no apparent reason whatsoever? This erratic behavior occurs at school as well."

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Hello Everyone: I have been a member of this website for about a year.....my son is 5 years old and has a diagnosis of Hypoplasia of the Corpus Callosum, Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorder. The reason I am writing all of you is because my neighbor has come to me for advice. She has a 10 year old son who has been diagnosed with ADHD and takes meds....not sure what??....anyway, she was recently told by the school that they thought her son had Aspergers and she should talk to her Pediatrician. She came to me because she knows about my son and his "issues" and she asked my opinion......it was hard but I said Yes, I too think he has Aspergers. I urged her to get an evaluation but I don't know where to start because her son is much older and getting a later diagnosis. So, my questions are........what resources are helpful for this age group to get started on this journey? What websites, books, etc. can you recommend for her? She is VERY overwhelmed right now......which I can imagine because I have been there and I am sure you can relate too! Thank you in advance for any help or advice you can offer!!!!!

1 comment:

Concerned parent said...

In the USA, schools conduct the evaluation on an educational basis, it is the law. Being that the school suggested an evaluation, they should pay for it. A medical diagnosis is different than an educational diagnosis. Tell your neighbor to approach the school administration and request a full psycho-educational evaluation immediately or they will have a complete independent evaluation conducted at the district's expense.

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