Amber - posted on 12/09/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi- My son is going to be six in Jan. and was diagnosed w/ PDD NOS at age 3. He is high functioning and does fine academically so far- but socially he is - well, friendly but many times inappropriate. Other kids tend to lean away from him because he is so in their face. He will run up to another child on the playground and just make a monster noise, then run away and say "get me!". While sometimes the kids will play, most of the time they shy away from such an aggressive greeting! Additionally, he has added a few tics, i guess, in addition to the "toe walking" and stimming. Now he is doing things like cursing under his breath over and over, almost where he acts as though he is not aware of it (yes- he got the curse from his parents! :( ) He puts his hands to his anus then smells it. He is an avid nose-picker. Sometimes when I am trying to speak to his sister he will stand in the backround and simply make noise, whatever noise he can think of. We have tried modeling behavior and correcting the behavior and am kinda at a loss. He tells me his brain does these things and wont stop. Is this therapist territory? What has anyone else been successful/unsuccessful at trying? Is this NT behavior that I should just deal with? He is my first so I have no frame of reference, I'm afraid. Thanks so much!