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    lynn cheung is offline Registered User
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    I talked to the teacher again after school today.

    She told me that she usually didn't have time except teaching then left, but today she spent time alone with my son for 15 minutes. She played with him and had conversation with him.
    She then told me that she finally got to know him and convinced that he was not autistic!
    Now, she suspected that he might have a high IQ and that the school system/teaching was not challenging enough for him. She suggested that I had his IQ checked.

    I'm going to give her another chance now that she really gets to know him.

    Thanks all for your support,
    Lynn

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    Hi Lynn

    I noticed that with all the kids with a high EQ in class. Keeping a preservative free diet and a low sugar diet may help your child. They've conducted a study in Australia and found that many kids who were originally diagnosed with ADD/ADHD were actually simply reacting to the chemicals that are found in everyday food like bread. There's a lot of junk in our everyday food here in HK.

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    I know an expert Dr. Pu on the autism field. He is the director of the Rainbow Project, which is an special autism education charity program. You may want to get his help on assessing your son's situation.

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    that'd the thing with having a kid w/ higher IQ. at the traditional local system, where the teacher:student ratio is 1:30, the teachers don't have to time to get to know each child. when a child has higher IQ, learn faster, hence get bored easier; when they're bored they find sth to entertain themselves, hence being labelled as autistic/ADHD/ADD/cannot focus, etc. and brings the parents to unnecessary worries. that is so unfair. like my nephew, he's able to talk in full sentences with correct grammar by 15mths, have a large vocab & photographic memory. he's 2.5 now, going to pre-nursery in a "local kindergarten". his teacher told my sis-in-law that he's bright, but he has problems focussing. so when i heard, i said, i'm sure he's just bored with what the teachers are teaching, he's so much smarter than regular kids, and it's unfair to say that about him...

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    spockey, My son is eating quite healthy only once in a while he can get some treats. But I'm trying to find other things to improve his diet.

    4seasons, thanks. But the teacher is already sure that my son is not autistic after she spent some time alone with him.

    joannek, I agree with you. We sure did worry about him these past few days. Fortunately, the teacher agreed to spend time with him alone and observe him again.
    I use the learn through playing method ever since he was a baby, so he learned more than other children with only helpers or grandparents taking care of them. Now he likes to explore and try different and new things.

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    Hi Lynn,

    Have you heard of ABA program. I would recommend if your son is diagnosed as autistic younger than 3 years old, ABA would be helpful.

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    If you are worried, then it's best for you to seek advice and help. I'm not saying your son is autistic but better go and check things out while he is still young - there is nothing to lose. My son was diagnosed as having autistic features when he was 2 years old through the child assessment centre. He is now going to a special school in Ngau Tau Kok which I made the right chose to go and see a specialist.

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    In general, a classroom teacher would not be trained to specify a particular learning disorder, and certainly not qualified to diagnose autism. The professional repsonse would be to suggest to you that something wasn;t right and maybe he should see a pediatrician.
    Of course, now she's changed her tune. Dumbass - couldn;t she find 15 minutes to see him BEFORE she started throwing around the word 'autism?'
    That's right - teachers are too busy to actually DO THEIR JOBS?

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