Lurking with questions about DS
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|Tue, 08-26-2003 - 4:48pm|
Socially, he loves to interact with adults and older kids, loves an audience. Kids his age he can play along side but doesn't really interact with as much. If another kid takes his toy he may hit him/her. The hitting really escalated after he turned two. It seemed really impulsive. If he was told no, he would walk up and smack my leg. Time outs and books on hitting as well as giving words to his feelings have worked well but he still needs to be reminded when he occasionally raises his hand to me. He was a "love-biter" at one time (about 1 1/2 but grew out of it). My husband thinks my fears are unnecessary. He says he is a typical "only child" by preferring adult interaction and he is not as good at climbing because I probably help and intervene too much (this is probably true).
What is normal toddler behavior and temperment? What differences are there in an older child and one with siblings?
Vaughn is extremely bright. Knows all letters, counts to 30, knows most colors and shapes. Memorizes and sings songs easily. Has a great sense of humor (loves to tease) and speaks fluently while using great adjectives and emotion. I am just confused that these can be markers of Aspergers as well as gifted children. And I know Aspies can be gifted as well. I do not want to be in denial but it concerns me that there are no "medical" tests to dx this. I would test in a minute if there was a clear cut blood test. I just don't want to jump too soon and label my son.
Please offer any advice you may have. It would be greatly appreciated.