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Teenage Issues Regarding Puberty

Wed 25 Nov 2015 10:43am


I've just joined this forum. I am a teaching assistant at secondary boys' school. I have worked with a student since he joined the school as a Year 7 student, he is now in Year 10. He is a delightful boy and excels at maths.

Recently there have been several incidents regarding misinterpretation of horse play with his friends, he actually hit one last week. He becomes very angry and usually walks away to the SEN department. I was wondering if this was anything to do with puberty.

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Help-High functioning 10 yr old with sensory issues of smell, taste and touch

Mon 23 Nov 2015 1:35pm

Please could someone advise if there has been any solution found so far or is there any ongoing research that can help my son who currently cannot be kissed, has to shut doors around the home and cannot join in family meals when he thinks someone is having milk, cheese, tomatoes, bananas or certain foods he has a sensory issue with?

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Still struggling on

Wed 18 Nov 2015 10:58pm

Hi have spoke many times with sons meltdowns only six but he getting more meltdowns Monday Friday at school are worse for him every morning hits kicks screams spits at me jump around car when we arrive at school  his language skills are not good so hard to pin point what happening we know he gets kept in many a times at play times for hitting others r, fell in car hurt his back which I wasn't aware of , , well long story by five o'clock in evening I got a call from school saying they reported me to starting point  was told son had said I threw him around the car , when I had taken him to sc

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A head strong toddler!

Tue 17 Nov 2015 8:28pm

Hi, Just wandering if anyone has got advice for me please.  I have a 3.5 year old who appears to be completely controlling me and every situation.  He refuses to co-operate and today I've had comments like n.o. spells no, I will not, you do it, etc.  These are responses to asking him to do things like eat his lunch.

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Carrie J

New Here :)

Wed 4 Nov 2015 8:22pm

Hello All 

My 2 year old son is waiting for his autism diagnosis. The Drs are sure this is what he has. 

My Thomas is non verbal and also doesnt eat any food ( he used to though ) but drinks his peadisure fibre and loves orange juice

Im looking for advice on behaviour as this is getting worse for him. He bites and bangs his head alot and hits out at anyone when he is having a meltdown. We get these about 2 or 3 times a day.  His twin brother James is now really scared when Thomas goes into his meltdown. which can make Thomas worse.




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andrew edwards on bbc 5live's afternoon edition - plus listeners' phone calls

Wed 4 Nov 2015 1:05pm

afternoon live - bbc 5live - 2 hours and 20 minutes into programme approx.

interview with andrew edwards and phone calls from members of the public.

afternoon edition -

andrew on the today programme earlier this year -

andrew : mr MUTV - their very own `statto` -

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Defence mode

Tue 3 Nov 2015 3:14pm


I found this website the other day. It's 2 young American guys with Aspergers. I really like what they say about what they call defence mode(or defense mode if you're American!)

it is something I have discovered with my son (he calls it shutdown mode) . I don't think there's enough talk about it. 

I remember reading that Temple Grandin says the dominant emotion of autism is fear, and this kind of expands on that. 

Amy - Community Champion
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the life you never expected - book by andrew and rachel wilson

Thu 29 Oct 2015 11:35am

click on free copy tab at top of page for free online access.

Unexpected items

One of my favourite reads over the summer was Andrew and Rachel Wilson’s new book The Life You Never Expected (IVP). The couple, who are both involved in church leadership, share how their lives were turned upside down when their two children unexpectedly regressed into a form of severe autism.

Having interviewed Andrew a number of times in his capacity as a theologian, it was a revealing portrait of the complexity of the real-life family circumstances...


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