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#16 Léo's mum

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:28 AM

Thank you GOM because I was going to pm you about it.
Great minds... :whistle
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:30 AM

Well said!!xx

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 03:01 PM

:blush: I keep forgetting. :wall

Sorry GOM.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:08 AM

just give me a shout if i do :)

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:26 PM

Can I just bump this topic up again? We've had a lot of new members since we last flagged this up, but it's an important one to remember.

We have both non-native English speakers and also some people with language and communication disorders using this site. Please can we all make an effort to keep posts as easy to read as possible? If paragraphs can be kept short, and text-speak avoided, it makes life much easier for people reading the boards. If people can read posts easily, then they're much more likely to respond.

Thanks everyone :)

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:43 PM

Can I just bump this topic up again? We've had a lot of new members since we last flagged this up, but it's an important one to remember.

We have both non-English speakers and also some people with language and communication disorders using this site. Please can we all make an effort to keep posts as easy to read as possible? If paragraphs can be kept short, and text-speak avoided, it makes life much easier for people reading the boards. If people can read posts easily, then they're much more likely to respond.

Thanks everyone :)


I agree about avoiding jargon, but having said that would it be a good idea to post a Glossary of Terms somewhere? I wouldn't want to imply people should use them, but it might help newbies to have a quick read.

e.g (some which made me scratch my head for starters)

ds = dear son
dd = dear daughter
NT = neurotypical i.e. does not have ASD
ASD = Autistic Spectrum Disorder
AS = Aspergers Syndrome
HF / LF = High Functioning / Low Functioning - different degrees of ASD disability
sil = sister in law
mil = mother in law
SW = social worker
OT = Occupational Therapist
SALT = Speech and Language Therapist
paed = paediatrician
newbie = people new to the ASD website
IEP = Individual Education Plan
lol = laughed out loud
omg = oh my god!

#22 Miss Mac

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:45 PM

We have one

http://www.asdfriend...ssary-of-terms/

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:52 PM

We have one

http://www.asdfriend...ssary-of-terms/


Sorry - my mistake!

I've just seen IMO and SENCo too - this is never ending lol!

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:17 PM

Thanks Miss Mac.

Will definetly take your wise comments and recommendations onboard.

I think that in my limited time on the forum I`ve always felt bad if I can`t make a substanial response to someone`s post. Sometimes I don`t post because I don`t have the time to sit down and write in such an expressive or detailed way as I would wish.

I think that you are absolutely right - we need to keep it simple and think about what the reader will interpret.

I really value the diverse range of people who contribute to the site - it has become a wonderful and insightful resource for me.

I need to work on my typing and considerarion for others. Going to do my best.

RJ.

P.S. May need to overlook posts or replies made on Friday and Saturday evenings - alcohol does nothing for improving communication! And self-expression may become more confused or honest....not sure really!

#25 MAA2G

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:21 PM

All notes taken on board, thanks for the reminder. :)

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:53 PM

Whoops on this subject. There are things when posting that i dont know how to do. Anybody got any links (another thing i dont know how to do) on helping me learn how to, things like writing 2 lines and then leaving a 2 line gap. On a plus point i can now do quotes.

#27 MAA2G

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:56 PM

Gailed, you hit your return key (largest key on the key board), apart from the spacebar) to paragraph and space sections out.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:07 PM

MAA2G. Thankyou . Will remember this next time i do a long post :D

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:14 PM

I will try and remember to follow your sugestions when posting.

I just wish this keyboard worked better. :lol:

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:07 AM

Sorry - very guilty of the long post thing (don''t know when to shut up!) I will try to keep it less complicated in future!




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