Vickie - posted on 08/23/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm new to this circle. I have a 5 year old son with learning difficulties, and I think he could possibly have autism or aspergers. I'm having alot of trouble getting anyone to listen to me, particularly health professionals. My son has been under speech therapy for a long time, and has communication skills that are about 18 months behind where he should be. He tries to interact with other kids of his age, but can get a bit overwhelmed in large groups and retreats to play by himself. He also runs backwards and forwards all the time with no real purpose, and although he does play with his toys, his concentration span is limited so he goes back to the running again. He also walks on his toes. There are alot of other issues-these are the main things. What I want to know is does this sound familiar to anyone or am I just being completely nuerotic? I have an appointment with the CDC on tuesday, but I feel like the doctors treat me like an overbearing mum! Any input would be appreciated.