Shawna - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi! My son had some of the symptoms of Autism but not all so he was diagnosed with PDD-NOS!
I fine now at age 4 he is doing well talking but still has difficulty expressing himself with words around me anyway but at daycare he is well behaved. However he is shy and has i guess "different" interests. I find he has always been more aware of his surroundings like more focused on the traffic lights or the water spouts on houses and lamp posts or big towers that what we were doing at the time... example going sliding or for a walk. I don't know how to explain it... it just seems he's got his mind else where alot. I ask him questions and he wont answer he will tell me NO mom stop talking. He never says hi when pple say hi to him but he will to me when i go pick him up at daycare.
He has always hand flapped when excited or just for no reason. The flapping is worse when at the movie theatres... It's too loud for him so he flaps more i have noticed when in a loud environment and he blocks his ears but doesn't shout out or anything.
I'm confused because some pediatrians believe he doesn't have PDD-NOS or they don't even know what it is so i will use the term Autism and they say no he doesn't have Autism. But he was diagnosed by a phychologist when he was 3. I am soon going to get a second opinion because i sometimes feel that he may now have this because he doesn't need to follow the same routine or if something changes he reacts negitive towards it. But then again i feel... he does have "some" not all so maybe this is the right diagnoses for him. He also has mild hypotonia which has improved ALOT but he still has great difficulty with find motor stuff.
He is not being seem by anyone because where i live... There is no english speaking therapist here in quebec that he can see. It's so sad!!
I'm just wondering if any of you moms out feel like the child i described sounds a little like yous?
Have i still no accepted this... i don't know. Either way I love him to pieces! Just as the rest of you love your children.