15 year old son, new mild PDD-NOS
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|Fri, 01-15-2010 - 12:43am|
Just joining. We learned in December that our son (15) may have PDD-NOS. I say "may" because based on what I have read & seen, he does not have many of the symptoms of other kids. He does not have any friends, but he does know a lot of people at school, and seems to get along with them, he just doesn't form relationships. He does not have repetitive behaviors, does OK with eye contact, is able to converse with strangers. But he does sometime speak too loud, and does not really get when something he says is inappropriate.
Bottom line is that we are struggling to firgure out what to do, if anything. He is seeing a psychiatrist weekly (who told us he likely had PDD-NOS), but we do not see much in the way of change. We have looked into some programs, like RDI, but are concerned that it may be more than he needs, and may make him feel like there is something wrong with him. We want to help him, but are unsure what kind of help makes sense for him. We'd be interested in hearing from anyone who recognizes themselves or their child in this.