Still dealing with tantrums...

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Registered: 02-24-2005
Still dealing with tantrums...
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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 8:57pm

And it is still Landon.

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Registered: 11-01-2006
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 8:51am

Kim,


Any update on Landon?

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Registered: 02-24-2005
Thu, 08-05-2010 - 9:28pm

I am always saying that Landon should be an only child.

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Registered: 02-24-2005
Thu, 08-05-2010 - 8:02pm

I am getting scared now.


I cant go with autism just because I thought autistic children with withdrawn, didnt speak or interact well with others.

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Registered: 06-18-2004
Thu, 08-05-2010 - 6:07pm

Kim -


Caren is definitely much more the expert with trying to figure out what is going on. I didn't know who we should go to for the evaluations at different times, but our pediatrician was the one who helped us make the arrangements. I'm not sure why we ended up being evaluted with physical therapy instead of occupational therapy though.


So I'd suggest starting with your pediatrician and finding out where the ped suggest you go for an evaluation. Caren is right that it can take awhile to get appointments - like 2 or 3 months in our area.


Another thing is if there are flags or concerns, but not enough to qualify for services, keep checking back over time. Marcus was evaluated before he was 2 years old for speech and the doctor was concerned. It took almost 6 months for the next evaluation to be done and by then he was "behind, but not far enough to qualify." Again at 3, he was behind but not enough to qualify for services. He finally qualified at 4. Then he tested out of speech at 5, which was faster than the speech teacher ever sees.


I thinking listening to your own instincts and advocating for your child are so important. Some people won't understand what is going on - even if there is a diagnosis that says it is more than you spoiling him.


HTH


09-Melanie.jpg Isabelle and Marcus picture by MathMelanie


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Registered: 02-24-2005
Thu, 08-05-2010 - 9:29am

I was hoping you would reply Caron and I knew you would say exactly what you did!

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Registered: 06-18-2004
Wed, 08-04-2010 - 6:41pm

Kim -


Caren gave you some excellent advice. Even though all of the books say don't compare your multiple birth children, it's impossible not to do so.


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Registered: 10-28-2005
Wed, 08-04-2010 - 7:40am

It sounds like Landon keeps you busy! I wonder if some of the ladies on the Spirited & High Needs Children board might have some ideas for you. The moms over there have to deal with some active children and might be a great place for some help.


I hope you get some breaks!


Hugs,