Caryn - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi. I am just wondering if I could have some feed back on the following issues with my 3.5 year old son.
He isn't talking very well at all and often resorts to 'baby talk' or pointing and going 'ugh ugh' when he wants something. He knows a lot of words and we can have mini conversations, but there seems to be very little understanding from him. For example, if I tell him we are going to town to get his brothers passport so we can go on holiday, he totally breaks down. Sometimes there is little to calm him down. He often has tantrums or cries, and the most insignificant things set him off. Even if we take him to a different park to play, it causes a huge upset.
He insists on smelling all the food he is given and if he doesn't like the smell, he will scream and run away. On the other hand, if the smell is ok, but he doesn't like the feel, you get the same reaction.
He tends to invade his nursery school friends space a lot - I think due to his language issues, and does a lot of pulling etc - very intimidating.
He is also quite disruptive in his class and often has to be pulled out while the others have story time, so he can play and not disrupt things. His concentration is very poor, unless it is of interest to him, like building blocks.
He never listens, never. Things have to be done in the same order to avoid upset. He sometimes does things like asking to go home when he is crying, but we are home.
He is seeing the pead next Wednesday but I often wonder if it's just me or if it could be something like aspergers. I just am at my wits end really and wonder if it's just our parenting, although I am going to parenting course, but the things we learning are very verbal and he just doest 'get' it.
Any advice/opinions greatly appreciated!