About this blog.

My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months. I created this blog to bring meaning to the often-confusing label. Sometimes I have answers. Other times, just more questions.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Looking forward, in the next month I'm going to blog about various chapters of the book, The Mislabeled Child. It's a good read for parents of A Little Bit Autistic types. Just a "heads up" if you want to follow along.


goodfountain said...

I am trying like heck to get though this book, but I'm not making much headway.

I have little time to read during the day, and I'm too tired to read a book with this subject matter at night. I'll read a paragraph and just can't get it. When I have the chance to read during the day, it's so much better.

I am looking forward to your blog posts about it though.

rainbowmummy said...

stop enabling me ;) I have already ordered shhhh nine books *bites bottom lip*

Laura said...

goodfountain - it's a tome, I know. rainbowmummy - LMAO!!! I thought I was bad!

rainbowmummy said...

I didn't do it in front of him, just to be clear!! Also as it was the only one in the house it meant that I couldn't give in! Can I mention that I done this when Eggs Dad was on a work trip at the same time as removing bed time nappies.
You can post me my award, lol.

Nyx said...

Yay, I was hoping you would! I found this book so interesting and helpful, but I do not have the benefit of your wider, broader, deeper researches, so I cannot wait for you to put it in perspective! fyi, they also have a blog with some pretty interesting stuff on it that I found, including a reference to the infamous, dare I mention it, Late Talker/Einstein Syndrome thing, although they don't really address it in any depth. But they do seem to think there is a category of late talkers who are not ASD that are distinguishable based on which portions of the brain are being used for language. They say that autistic people do use the left hemisphere language module, but weakly, while other people are using hte right hemisphere. I was confused about that but intrigued.

Jann said...

Yep. The Mislabeled Child book is pretty darned interesting. Their sections that deal on the false autism "epidemic" and diagnostic creep go a long way to explain while so many children are being saddled with wrong labels these days.

I particularly like how they detail how/why children with autitory, visual, sensory and language delays/disorders are being mistaken for being on the autism spectrum because of similar behaviors, and why just any old label and treatment won't help kids reach their full potential.

You need to know the EXACT issues to treat the problems/issues, and not just anybody with a clipboard and a "checklist" is qualified to Dx children.