Atec scores :)

Here is an ATEC report I did for Alex only 23 days after his autism diagnosis, back on April of 2009. As you can see the number was high, and I noticed I should be higher because on some questions that for reason I marked the wrong box, why? I’m not sure. Maybe I was too busy crying while I filled it out. I will let you know which ones I’m talking about.

ARI ATEC ID.: 4224

Date: 4/23/2009

Child’s Name: alexandro partida

***TOTAL AND SUBSCALE SCORES***
Total Score: 55
I. Speech/Language/Communication: 23
II. Sociability: 13
III. Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 11
IV. Health/Physical/Behavior: 8

**I. Speech/Language/Communication
1. Knows own name: Somewhat true
2. Responds to `No’ or `Stop’: Very true
3. Can follow some commands: Very true
4. Can use one word at a time: Not true
5. Can use 2 words at a time: Not true
6. Can use 3 words at a time: Not true
7. Knows 10 or more words: Not true
8. Can use sentences with 4 or more words: Not true
9. Explains what he/she wants: Not true
10. Asks meaningful questions: Not true
11. Speech tends to be meaningful/relevant: Not true
12. Often uses several successive sentences: Not true
13. Carries on fairly good conversation: Not true
14. Has normal ability to communicate for his/her age: Not true

**II. Sociability
1. Seems to be in a shell – you cannot reach him/her: Somewhat descriptive
2. Ignores other people: Somewhat descriptive
3. Pays little or no attention when addressed: Somewhat descriptive
4. Uncooperative and resistant: Not descriptive
5. No eye contact: Somewhat descriptive ( this one I think was worse than I marked, too hard to admit it at the time)
6. Prefers to be left alone: Somewhat descriptive ( this one also needed to be very descriptive, Alex wanted to be alone 99% of the time)
7. Shows no affection: Not descriptive ( this one should be somewhat descriptive, he showed affection to Luis and me only most of the time, not so much to others)
8. Fails to greet parents: Not descriptive ( this also was true most of the time)
9. Avoids contact with others: Somewhat descriptive
10. Does not imitate: Somewhat descriptive
11. Dislikes being held/cuddled: Somewhat descriptive
12. Does not share or show: Not descriptive
13. Does not wave `bye bye’: Not descriptive
14. Disagreeable/not compliant: Somewhat descriptive
15. Temper tantrums: Somewhat descriptive
16. Lacks friends/companions: Somewhat descriptive
17. Rarely smiles: Somewhat descriptive
18. Insensitive to other’s feelings: Somewhat descriptive
19. Indifferent to being liked: Not descriptive
20. Indifferent if parent(s) leave: Not descriptive ( this was a major one, I marked the wrong box no doubt)

**III. Sensory/Cognitive Awareness
1. Responds to own name: Somewhat descriptive
2. Responds to praise: Somewhat descriptive
3. Looks at people and animals: Very descriptive
4. Looks at pictures (and T.V.): Very descriptive
5. Does drawing, coloring, art: Very descriptive
6. Plays with toys appropriately: Very descriptive
7. Appropriate facial expression: Somewhat descriptive
8. Understands stories on T.V.: Somewhat descriptive
9. Understands explanations: Somewhat descriptive
10. Aware of environment: Somewhat descriptive
11. Aware of danger: Somewhat descriptive
12. Shows imagination: Somewhat descriptive
13. Initiates activities: Somewhat descriptive
14. Dresses self: Somewhat descriptive
15. Curious, interested: Somewhat descriptive
16. Venturesome – explores: Very descriptive
17. Tuned in – Not spacey: Very descriptive
18. Looks where others are looking: Very descriptive

**IV. Health/Physical/Behavior
1. Bed-wetting: Not a Problem ( Alex wet his diapers at night, here I also marked the wrong box)
2. Wets pants/diapers: Not a Problem ( still in diapers when I filled this out, but marked wrong box)
3. Soils pants/diapers: Not a Problem (still in diapers when I filled this out, but marked wrong box)
4. Diarrhea: Not a Problem
5. Constipation: Not a Problem
6. Sleep problems: Not a Problem
7. Eats too much/too little: Serious Problem
8. Extremely limited diet: Serious Problem
9. Hyperactive: Not a Problem
10. Lethargic: Not a Problem ( marked wrong box, lethargic half the time)
11. Hits or injures self: Not a Problem
12. Hits or injures others: Minor Problem
13. Destructive: Not a Problem
14. Sound-sensitive: Not a Problem
15. Anxious/fearful: Not a Problem
16. Unhappy/crying: Not a Problem
17. Seizures: Not a Problem
18. Obsessive speech: Not a Problem
19. Rigid routines: Not a Problem
20. Shouts or screams: Not a Problem
21. Demands sameness: Not a Problem
22. Often agitated: Minor Problem
23. Not sensitive to pain: Not a Problem
24. Hooked or fixated on certain objects/topics: Not a Problem
25. Repetitive movements: Not a Problem ( yes, very true. but back then I didn’t know all those Stims he did were autism related, too new into the autism world to recognize the signs).

As you can see the score should be higher maybe somewhere between 60-65.

Today I did another ATEC report, now recognizing what all the questions meant and with a HUGE smile in my face :)

Here are the results!

Date: 2/15/2011 4:55:22 AM
Child’s Name: Partida Alexandro
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***TOTAL AND SUBSCALE SCORES***
Total Score: 6
I. Speech/Language/Communication: 4
II. Sociability: 1
III. Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 0
IV. Health/Physical/Behavior: 1
——————————————————————-
——————————————————————-
I. Speech/Language/Communication
1. Knows own name: Very true
2. Responds to `No’ or `Stop’: Very true
3. Can follow some commands: Very true
4. Can use one word at a time: Very true
5. Can use 2 words at a time: Very true
6. Can use 3 words at a time: Very true
7. Knows 10 or more words: Very true
8. Can use sentences with 4 or more words: Somewhat true
9. Explains what he/she wants: Very true
10. Asks meaningful questions: Somewhat true
11. Speech tends to be meaningful/relevant: Very true
12. Often uses several successive sentences: Not true
13. Carries on fairly good conversation: Very true
14. Has normal ability to communicate for his/her age: Very true
———–
Total for Section I: 4
——————————————————————-
——————————————————————-
**II. Sociability
1. Seems to be in a shell – you cannot reach him/her: Not descriptive
2. Ignores other people: Somewhat descriptive
3. Pays little or no attention when addressed: Not descriptive
4. Uncooperative and resistant: Not descriptive
5. No eye contact: Not descriptive
6. Prefers to be left alone: Not descriptive
7. Shows no affection: Not descriptive
8. Fails to greet parents: Not descriptive
9. Avoids contact with others: Not descriptive
10. Does not imitate: Not descriptive
11. Dislikes being held/cuddled: Not descriptive
12. Does not share or show: Not descriptive
13. Does not wave `bye bye’: Not descriptive
14. Disagreeable/not compliant: Not descriptive
15. Temper tantrums: Not descriptive
16. Lacks friends/companions: Not descriptive
17. Rarely smiles: Not descriptive
18. Insensitive to other’s feelings: Not descriptive
19. Indifferent to being liked: Not descriptive
20. Indifferent if parent(s) leave: Not descriptive
———–
Total for Section II: 1
——————————————————————-
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III. Sensory/Cognitive Awareness
1. Responds to own name: Very descriptive
2. Responds to praise: Very descriptive
3. Looks at people and animals: Very descriptive
4. Looks at pictures (and T.V.): Very descriptive
5. Does drawing, coloring, art: Very descriptive
6. Plays with toys appropriately: Very descriptive
7. Appropriate facial expression: Very descriptive
8. Understands stories on T.V.: Very descriptive
9. Understands explanations: Very descriptive
10. Aware of environment: Very descriptive
11. Aware of danger: Very descriptive
12. Shows imagination: Very descriptive
13. Initiates activities: Very descriptive
14. Dresses self: Very descriptive
15. Curious, interested: Very descriptive
16. Venturesome – explores: Very descriptive
17. Tuned in – Not spacey: Very descriptive
18. Looks where others are looking: Very descriptive
————
Total for Section III: 0
——————————————————————-
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IV. Health/Physical/Behavior
1. Bed-wetting: Not a Problem
2. Wets pants/diapers: Not a Problem
3. Soils pants/diapers: Not a Problem
4. Diarrhea: Not a Problem
5. Constipation: Not a Problem
6. Sleep problems: Not a Problem
7. Eats too much/too little: Not a Problem
8. Extremely limited diet: Not a Problem
9. Hyperactive: Not a Problem
10. Lethargic: Not a Problem
11. Hits or injures self: Not a Problem
12. Hits or injures others: Not a Problem
13. Destructive: Not a Problem
14. Sound-sensitive: Not a Problem
15. Anxious/fearful: Not a Problem
16. Unhappy/crying: Not a Problem
17. Seizures: Not a Problem
18. Obsessive speech: Not a Problem
19. Rigid routines: Not a Problem
20. Shouts or screams: Minor Problem
21. Demands sameness: Not a Problem
22. Often agitated: Not a Problem
23. Not sensitive to pain: Not a Problem
24. Hooked or fixated on certain objects/topics: Not a Problem
25. Repetitive movements: Not a Problem
————-
Total for Section IV: 1
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Almost 2 years later, may 2011 will be our 2 year mark into our journey to find recovery, the results do not lie!

The first 7 months we saw minimal improvement, it was until Dec 2009 when DMSA chelation (oral) began that we saw true signs of recovery. We chelated from Dec 20th to June of 2010, did another month of chelation in Oct 2010. We had not done much since June because we had hit a dead-end with biomedical. We had tried multiple things, some worked, some didn’t, chelation was our silver bullet.

In november 2010, I decided to give homeopathy a try, so I stopped chelation and entered the world of homeopathy not sure of what I would find. By this time Alex was doing good but needed more help: in the food category, digesting category, more understanding, more attention and interest for his sister, choice making, more flexibility when it came to following directions or tasks. This thank god and homeopathy are all met!

The speech will come soon, I keep praying and hoping that it will. Other than that not sure what else we need, so happy and blessed to be able to say that! Speech is all we need, after we are blessed with the blessing of being able to speak, not even the sky will be his limit! Alex will go as far as he wants and as far as god will take him!

Recovery is possible, believe!

My little Genius !

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4 thoughts on “Atec scores :)

  1. Abhi Kumar says:

    Its called the “The Einstein Syndrome: Bright Children Who Talk Late”. Einstein did not talk at all until he was 5 or 6 years old but he understood everything. Your ATEC that you performed in April 2009 clearly states
    ” Responds to `No’ or `Stop’: Very true
    Can follow some commands: Very true”
    You better get ready for the next Bill Gates or Sergey Brin.

    • Thanks Abhi, I will have to read more about the Einstein syndrome, sounds interesting. Alex did understand some things when he was diagnosed, and cried ( empathy) on certain cartoon episodes that were sad. Which told me he was there, and that we had hope. Like I have told you before, he was perfectly fine and slowly regressed. So seeing this little signs of clarity were to say the least, very encouraging.

      Alex is my little mexican Einstein!

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