I am a 42 year old SAHM who lives in NJ. I have 1 child who is our miracle child. I had him the day after my 38th birthday. Nice present huh? He was born by emergency c-section after an induction. The cord got compressed and his heart stopped. Shortly after birth he aressted due to severe hypoglycemia. He spent 8 days in the NICU. He has always been delayed in his motor skills and recieves OT & PT weekly. He also went to a feeding clinic for swallowing problems. Gary has reflux, hiatal hernia, compacted bowels, asthma, and recently had sinus surgery. He is an extremely cute and extremely bright cxhild. He is wonderful around adults and is a big flirt. However when he is around his peers he is very uncomfortable, almost fearful. He has been reading since 2 and has an unbelievable memory for things like names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. He can't tell you what he did in school today though. He has very strict adherence to time and schedules. This is a problem for both me and my husband. LOL! He is obsessive about routine and tokk forever to toilet train and wean from a bottle because he hates change. I am posting the summary of his last visit with the developmental ped. I am hoping our story is familiar to somebody. Gary was in EI until he aged out at 3 years old. Our shool system turnied him down for services telling us smart kids don't have special needs.
Gary is a 4 year 4 month old boy with static neurological
impairment of undetermined etiology. Manifestations include
hypotonia, with significant fine motor and gross motor incordination.
He had significant difficulty on visual motor and graphomotor skills.
Although aspects of his language are at and even above age level,
there are weaknesses with pragmatic language skills and there are
social skill weaknesses. I explained to his mother that some of these
findings are suggestive of a degree of Asperger's syndrome. I am
hopeful that there will be significant progress and improvement with
interventions. I feel that he would benefit with special
preschool programming with emphasis on social skill development and
improvement of pragmatic/conversational language skills.