My son has autism.
He also has a high IQ, with slow processing speed.
He is also tall for his age.
He also has blonde hair.
He has a lot of other traits as well.
We had his IQ tested at the Gifted Development Center in Denver in 2013 when he was 6 and a half. It was part of the many things we did to help figure out how to best guide him. He didn't cooperate much during the testing, but they were "pulled some tricks out of their sleeve" and were able to give him a "General Ability Index" or GAI score on the WISC-IV IQ test.
They give the GAI when the Composite scores are highly discrepant, meaning there is a large discrepancy in the scores. He got over 95%ile on most of the parts of the test, but 16%ile in the Processing Speed Composite. They determined he is a visual-spatial learner, which means he sees the big picture, and intuitively figures out problems without being able to show his work or sometimes even explain how. At the end of the day, we were told he was 2e (twice exceptional), which means he is gifted with disabilities. At the time, he didn't have his autism diagnosis, and they actually told us his traits didn't look like autism. Two years later, we had him tested for autism and the psychologist determined that he indeed has many traits of autism! At the meeting with Linda Silverman at the GDC, she recommended some books for us. I was just revisiting our report and decided I'd put the books up for you. I have some of them, and I'll be ordering more! I hope they'll help you on your journey. I'd love to hear what books have helped you the most. Just leave a comment below!
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Upside Down Brilliance The Visual-Spatial Learner
Have you read any of them? Do you have any others you recommend? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below. Your comment will help me and others!
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