We want to have her properly diagnosed for Asperger’s Syndrome because she is going into Grade R next year and I want to be prepared for the possibility that she may not be able to attend mainstream school. I want a proper diagnosis from a professional who can recommend what next step to take. Whether is Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy…we want to give her the best opportunity at being able to attend a mainstream school without too much stress and pressure on her capabilities.
Kaylin is a smart little girl but she shows no interested in learning how to do things properly. When you try and “teach” her something. For example: Kaylin, this is how your draw a square. Can you try too?”. She will NOT do it. To make her sit in a chair and concentrate on something is virtually impossible – unless SHE wants to do it. Then she will spend hours doing the same thing over and over and over. She loves Jigsaw puzzles, building blocks, writing her name over and over but not taking any guidance from anyone if the letters are written incorrectly. She wants to do is HER way.
I must admit though, as time has gone on, from the time we were first told about Asperger’s and that our Kaylin has most of the symptoms, she has improved over the last year. In fact, some of the symptoms and characteristics have diminished and her behaviour now points more towards ADD or ADHD.
This is a subject to don’t know too much about and how it differs from Asperger’s Syndrome.
I only hope that the Neurologist will be able to identify it promptly. We have waited almost 3 months for this appointment and so much anticipation has been placed upon it. I just want to stay calm so that Kaylin doesn’t arrive feeling stressed and ready to perform. I just want to keep her relaxed and happy.