Hello all...just received Liam's full written report.
His GAF score was 45 (based on this link I guess it is correct:)
(I know...the source isn't clinical but I beleive the ranges/scores are correct)
The report also noted that he has "islands of intelligence that are way above his age and developmental stage".
What the heck does that mean. In one sense...he is barely functional or perhaps you could call it highly effected...but then throw that intelligence thing in...totally blew me away.
What the heck? Anyone?
I think my ds got a level of 35 if I remember right - I thought that was a
Micki...yep...your last two sentences hit the nail on the ever present hammer. Great music abilities, great sense of direction and can recreate a specific scene from a show with furniture arranged perfectly..yet has NO conversational skills and can't put on his own shoes.
Neat thing...this autism, huh?
I firmly believe that ANY evaluator has a professional DUTY to explain FULLY what the results of testing means. I plain English. As both a mom and an advocate, I always ask and persist until I do understand. It'b best to ask the person who has seen and tested your child IN PERSON what all this means.