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Hello,

I am not new here and have learn't from this forum my 2 son's are both on the asperger's spectrum, one low one high. The high one also had ADHD so I have learned a lot over the last Year, however my daughter who is only 3 has good practical skill's very inteligent , however not so good verbally but way above her expected level of education. She had her first day at Nursery Today and she was not happy with being taken or asked to do somthing ( So she smacked her head of the concrete floor ) she has done this at home but not a lot so I did not mention it on her nursery form I just ignored it at home rather than give her attention.

However Does this mean she is going to be On the Asperger's scale and can the Nursery kick her out because I did not mention it on the form or can they refuse her there, if she keeps on doing this? anyone else had there child do this? in this straight to the doctors now? or shall i wait to see if she has realized that this time it really did hurt and see if she stops?

All help appreciated

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Castopher
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hi, my son is 3 - nearly 4 and autistic. he started mainsteam nursery last september and did not have his diagnosis then. he reguarly hits his head on the floor - i think its a sensory thing. his nursery give him bean bag to throw himself on. he also thumps his head on the head board of his bed at night.
your daughters nursery will come up with stratagies to help her express herself in more constructive ways than self-harming. they will - or should offer support and will probably ask for the early years support team to get involved.
my son has an early years action plus which is a written document outlining areas of concern and ways of managing them. he will go for statementing sometime before christmas (he has been rejected once, as he is too high functioning) as he starts school next sept. he will be going to mainstream as he does communicate fairly well - but needs one to one support.
try not to worry too much - even children not on the autistic spectrum have sepectacular tantrums and head-butt - bite and pinch when they are stresses and tired. be honest with the nursery and express your concerns.
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Well Thanks for your reply ,

She is advanced , but her communication is not but she is far ahead in everything else I will have to see how the rest of the weeks goes, my other 2 boys are aspergers/austism /spectrum , but both Talented and gifted. Maybe her ability not to communicate back maybe is resulting in these actions. I may have to look into a hearing test also, as well as considering that also she maybe on the spectrum, I will see what nursery are going do see if they want to be funny about me not putting down the fact ( that she had head butted the floor before) I did not consider this because she had not actually done it that much. I have just finished a awful year dragging the school, at meeting, and letters and specialists to help them and myself understand my 9 year old who is now statemented and on Medication , now it seem like I might have to do it all again we will see what the rest of week brings. I was looking forward to a new start with my daughter as she had not presented to same height of symtoms that my diagnosed Son did ( Then first day boom back down to earth )

cheers for your reply and any replies
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Hi has anyone seen your daughter and did an assessment on her that she could be on the spectrum ? It could just be that she is acting out as she didnt want to go to nursery . If you think she could be on the spectrum talk to your health visitor and see what advice they give you , it may just be that she is being a normal child and acting out . I know when you've other children you do look out for signs more x
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Made her an appointment to see the Doctors This Monday about having her ear's checked out as with her being 3 she will need a hospital appointment via the doctor probally. So it seems like that has to be my first move.

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