Hibak - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
I am curious to find out if there are other parents that have the same diagnoses( pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified) for their children. How are you dealing with the diagnoses? And have any of you seen any progress in speech and social interaction in your childs peer group.
In Dec of 2006, I noticed that my son was not talking at age two, like other children his age. He was able to say mommy and dady that was about it. A trip to our local library changed our lives for ever. I joined a reading group for my son at the time, and that was when I notice that my son was in his own space. He did not care for the stories that were being read to him but more interested in the shoes and backbags of the other kids and he seemed very restless and moved a lot. when the storyteller would call his name he would not look at her or even respond to his own name. I had a meltdown right then and there and couldnt beleive how my child was behind incomparison the other kids. The librarian suggest i should contact Early Intervention after she had seen my reaction to son.
Early Intervention worked with my son until his third birthday. My son did really well and improved in his speech. He was able to say words and then was able to use one or two sentences. In February of 2007 he was place on an IEP special education program in an intergrated class room with other kids that were peer role models. My son did extremely well in that setting and was able to follow simple instructions. That school year was very short and the teachers, the speech and OT therapist really had little to say in improvements just that he was adjusting. Over the summer of 2007 he was eligible to go to summer school and thats when we notice more improvement. My son could tell little about his day and the school friends he played with. He started to come out of his shell and was playing with other kids, mainly his cousins and other family friends children. At my sons parent teacher confrence in Nov 2008 , was when the teacher and speach therapist informed me that my son was making tremendous improvements in his speech and was able to use three, four and five word sentences. That he was interacting socialy with his classmates and he was able to follow class room intructions.
I was so happy for him and I was releaved that he was overcoming all the symptoms that were present earlier in his life. My son at this point can tell me what he did at school for example, what he worked on in speech, what he did in the class room, what project he made and who helped him. I am soo greatfull for his success. I just have this funny feeling inside me when he I see him, has the PDDnos gone away, is my child going to be mainstream and function fine. I also catch myself just looking at him with a little worrie in my heart. I am sharing this with you all to help me if you can realate to my story and if you could possibly share positive hopeful stories.