percent of children with autism who have a history of severe language delays
are speaking by the time they are 8 years old, according to a study being
published Monday in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of
Pediatrics. The study, by researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center
for Autism and Related Disorders, shows that far more children with autism than
previously thought are making significant gains in speech and language after
they enter elementary school."
It would be nice if the WP could tell us why SO MANY CHILDREN STOP
TALKING IN THE FIRST PLACE. No one ever seems interested in that
phenomenon. I posted a comment.
"Police charged a
7-year-old with battery Wednesday after he punched a teacher in the nose.
"The kindergarten student at Franklin Elementary School with a history of
attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism and psychosis was suspended
from school after the incident.
"'We had a teacher that was struck in the nose by a student,' said
Franklin principal Hayley LaDow. 'A police report was filed. That police report
has been turned over by the police to the prosecuting attorney and that
prosecuting attorney is the one that determines whether charges will be
The nightmare continues.
Look at all the things wrong with this boy. And "he's just thrown into a
He functions on the
level of a four year old and they put him into a regular classroom?
And interestingly, while
he has a medical diagnosis of autism, they refuse to test him so he doesn't
have an educational diagnosis. Something is seriously wrong at this school.
Every child has a right to a free and appropriate education. There's nothing
appropriate about this.
At school, she added, he
does not have an autism diagnosis for academic purposes - something she's tried
multiple times to change.
"I've gotten denied four times for the testing," said Velasquez.