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    I have heard great things about Time4Learning. Any parents with direct experience on how it works for Aspergers children? Mine is 2nd grade level.

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    Yep ! That's Me.

    My son Jim, is 15 and has Aspergers. I am using time for learning to supplement our home school.

    Jim has a high average IQ, but inabilities in other area prevent him from attending regular school. He was in school up to 8th grade.

    He prefers time for learning over some of the other stuff we do for school and is doing well. He is a very visual learner and so the animations are really helpful and he is always laughing at the cartoons.

    This program saved me a lot of time , money and my sanity.
    Pearl

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    Us too - my 5 yo loves this system he's high functioning/ high IQ but finds it hard to concentrate in noisy groups so the one on one atmosphere with the computer suits him fine.

    We occassionally have to turn down to volume when the character voices are too high pitched or he covers his ears!

    All in all - he bugs me for his Time4learning sessions - he can't get enough

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    Pardon my ignorance.

    What is the dividing line between aspergers and autism?

    I have heard about children becoming autistic and then, thru diet, getting cured. This was a child who was considered normal until she was 3, then she "became" autistic and after two years of a strict diet, she returned to being mainstreamed.

    Two questions:

    - Are the kids going thru the spectrum of aspergers to autism and then back again?

    - I've recently heard two families tell me of these experiences. Are these common or very unusual?

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    The Autistic Spectrum is a line devised by psychologists to assess children with signs and symptoms of Autism. If the spectrum was a line that moved from left to right then on the left you would have children with severe Autism and on the right you would have children with high functioning Autism (HFA). Aspergers begins where HFA ends and carries on going further to the right from severe Aspergers all the way through to mild or "high functioning" Aspergers.

    There are some professionals who believe that Aspergers should have it's own spectrum separate from the Autistic Spectrum but that hasn't happened yet. A really good book to read is:

    Aspergers Syndrome by Tony Attwood.

    Children with Aspergers do show some Autistic traits - for instance my son flaps a lot amongst other things but the difference is that their IQ ranges anywhere from normal all the way through to genius.

    When a professional places a kid on the Spectrum there's no moving up or down - a lot of people though do put their Autistic kids on Gluten Free Casin Free diets, a combo that appears to help with symptoms.

    Hope this helps,

    Paula


    PS: New figures suggest that a form of Autism affects one in every one hundred and sixty six children. For more info goto www.autismspeaks.org

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    Do you have any good articles to point to that analyse the link between gluten and casin and autism?

    lisa
    big fan of online homeschool learning by Time4Learning

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    I have a link to some great info on gut issues in ASD.
    http://www.chem.cmu.edu/wakefield/
    It explains the leaky gut syndrome & why & how it happens. My son's not a gut kid, but I have several good friends that have great results from the gf/cf diet.
    This link also gets into the role of immunizations as causative in ASD. The Office of Special Masters autism proceedings will begin in July of '07. The Dept. of Justice is trying to seal the courtroom, just like they did all the evidence. I'm involved in trying to keep it open to the public, so the truth of what happened to our kids will be told.
    Judy

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    I heard that there was a big discussion of Time4Learning on an aspergers yahoo group. Anybody know anything about it?

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    Hi! My son is also aspergers and very computer oriented, We just very recently withdrew him from school and T4L seems like it will perfect for him! I was having huge problems with sitting him down and doing tradional type school....so far he is thrilled and so am I!!

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    We just moved up to the 3rd. grade level, it's great! The LA is a riot!!!
    Jimmy has to read more, but he's ready. We are lovin' this. For the 1st time years, he's excited about school. It's no longer work. It's fun.
    Judy

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