can I tell you about my son.....?

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Registered: 07-18-2003
can I tell you about my son.....?
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Sun, 09-30-2007 - 3:32am

ok...I know you are not doctors and cannot diagnose my son but I figured who better to ask than those who know this syndrome inside and out.


My son will be three the end of October.

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Sun, 09-30-2007 - 12:10pm

Lindsay,


Welcome to the board! Please feel free to hang here and post as much/as long as you feel the need.


Your son sounds very like my daughter. She was very sensitive to certain sounds, craved other sounds and hated to hear people sing. Even now, (she is 7) she will yell at me for singing, yet she herself sings all the time!


Now here's the interesting part. My daughter does not have a diagnosis.

-Paula

visit my blog at www.onesickmother.com
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Registered: 07-18-2003
Sun, 09-30-2007 - 1:40pm

thankyou so much for your reply!Can you tell me like what kind of speech therapy your daughter requires and did you notice problems when she was 3? was it how she spoke or what she said?

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Registered: 05-16-2006
Mon, 10-01-2007 - 8:21am

Welcome to the board Lindsay


My son started with "issues" about 2ish. First off my son had a speech delay and wasn't putting words together. That was out first real RED FLAG.

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Tue, 10-02-2007 - 9:33am

Lindsay,


Sorry for the delay in responding. Some responses require a bit more time and thought, ya know? I didn't want to shortchange you. Your questions are in purple and my responses in black.


Can you tell me like what kind of speech therapy your daughter requires and did you notice problems when she was 3? was it how she spoke or what she said?
-Paula

visit my blog at www.onesickmother.com
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Registered: 10-03-2004
Tue, 10-02-2007 - 11:34am

Hi and welcome. I am (as always) echoing Paula to say that the most important thing you could do now is to start ASAP getting him evaluated. That does NOT mean we know what is going on with your child, how could we, BUT yes there is no typical child with ASD. But evaluating will begin to tell you if there are delays in areas you would not be able to tell yourself at this young age. We get a little emphatic about testing here, but not knowing and waiting can lead to real heartbreak and lost time, also there can be waiting lists while time slips by. Getting information is always smart, even if your child is not on Spectrum.

I was shocked by how many discrepancies my son evaluated with at that age, and aside from strange meltdowns, my son had language, interaction, lots of eye contact esp. when in familiar surroundings, loved other kids, and only a few of our knowledgable friends who spent LOTS of time with us, my DH and I were concerned. NOONE else thought we had anything to worry about, including our ped. But then my husband changed jobs and insurances, we went to a new ped, he got older (3) and after a doctor visit from utter hell, she said "Evaluate". And at that moment we were about to start through our school district already. We got him lots of services based on need, but it took almost 4 more years for someone to say Spectrum. Today he is 10 and doing very well, but those sides of him that are on the spectrum do give him trouble.

The more important thing than the dx so young is ... finding out where are the developmental challenges and what can be done right away to help, as Paula said. Meltdowns can come from sensory issues, receptive language problems, stuck thinking patterns, these all can be addressed. A very young child's neural pathways can be more easily rerouted, although even an older child and grownups can benefit from help and understanding, and even older brains can be retrained!

Welcome to the board. Let us know what is up and how things are going. This is a great board for support and information, so don't be shy and ask away! Try not to worry too much, I know, easier said than done. But part of parenting is getting to know the child in front of you no matter what so you can raise that child. This is what we are talking about. You are a great mom, you care so much. Chances are you are not parenting in such a slipshod manner as to be causing these behaviors yourself, so I'd investigate.

yours,

Sara

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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 11:25pm

thankyou all so much for sharing your information with me.

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