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What if a professional labels my autistic child as untestable?

Many times professionals label a child as “untestable.” This can not be considered an accurate assumption. 

Individuals with autism and related disabilities may seem uncooperative, stubborn, or withdrawn while in fact the way a test is presented can be too difficult or complicated for them to comprehend.

In addition, the individual may not understand the language or expectations of the test which can cause confusion and problem behavior. There are various ways that professionals can adapt a test to try and make it easier for an individual to understand.

Source: Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

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