I guess this is mostly for the teachers on the board. Some of you may be familiar with Asperger syndrome.
My daughter has always had a few peculiar traits, she's always been a bit "OCD".
Earlier this year my wife and I attended a parent/teacher conference. Her teacher mentioned Asperger syndrome and told us that her teacher from last year had made a similar note in my daughter's record. Her last teacher never mentioned it to us, which has me a bit upset. Regardless, her current teacher mentioned that we might want to have her checked (that's 2 teachers).
I mentioned that I had similar issues when I was younger and had been diagnosed with dyslexia. I asked if the school could test her for dyslexia before we proceeded with taking her to the doctors and running through appointment after appointment after appointment.
They had her tested, the counselor performing the test said she passed with no problems (test scores were through the roof) but made a note about Asperger syndrome.
So we took her to the primary care doctor who made a referral to CAPES (child psych). I spent 2 hours filling out family history information, along with a ton of questionnaires, followed by an interview between the doctor and myself. They set up another appointment for my daughter to see the doctor on May 2nd. They also gave me some literature to read "Autism Spectrum Disorders" which covers Asperger syndrome.
So my question is, has anyone ever dealt with Asperger syndrome, or children with Asperger syndrome?
Academically, she's doing great, straight A's, Talented and Gifted (TAG) program, math club, etc. I'm more concerned with the social aspect of her condition. She has been seeing a counselor at school, who has helped her develop some coping mechanisms and they seem to be helping with her outbursts, but she still gets anxious and frustrated on a pretty regular basis. So far she has managed to make friends with other kids, which is good, but she's still in grade school.
Any personal insight would be greatly appreciated.