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tongue clicking


tongue clicking

Thu 13 Apr 2017 7:37pm

Hi. My five year old who has autism developed a bad stammer in his speech over the last eight months, and recently ( over two weeks) he's begun to tongue click, a lot, couple of times each hour.
I was wondering if any one had any advice about this or experienced something similar?
I'm going to book him in with our gp but am unsure whether this is most likely to be a part of his autism or a part of his stammer(stutter). I don't know if it could be classed as a tic but he tics by...


Primary Schools Mainstream vs Specialist

Wed 06 Apr 2011 11:38am

Hi All

My son is 3, on the spectrum but is starting to speak, is socialble, loving, has eye contact but displays autistic behaviours and has considerable global delay...many say he is very able but he has complex learning difficulties and struggles daily with comprehending many issues.....he is ready for reception next year. I am in such a dilemma. I have found 2 lovely schools in my borough. One is mainstream and one is special. I am inclined to send him to special school with the...


Half-term SEN Camps for 6-12 yr olds

Thu 26 Jan 2017 2:35pm

Dear All,


I thought some parents might be interested to hear about our SEN Camps so the Ambitious about Autism team suggested posting here!


This February half-term, Role Models are running some fantastic SEN Camps for 6-12 yr olds with mild-moderate special needs.  The details for their upcoming camp are below:


Date: Feb 13-17th

Description: SEN...

Hugo Shephard

tom hayes - aspie on trial

Wed 22 Jul 2015 9:17am

a bit of a scapegoat methinks.

there must be hundreds (thousands?) of people in financial services who've bent the rules.

micro-pigs for all


micro-pigs for all

Sat 15 Apr 2017 8:59am

if you haven't got one - acquire one soon!!
Meet the miracle micro pig who taught a non-verbal autistic child to TALK

A GINGER micro pig became the talk of the town during today's This Morning as a beaming mother recalled how the beast taught her autistic five-year-old to talk.

Sam Bailey was born bilingual, but his speech soon deteriorated until he was eventually diagnosed with classical autism.

All seemed lost for the toddler until a family day out...

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