Pine - posted on 06/15/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hello. I'd like some takes on my situation. My lovely son is 29 months old. He has one diagnose of PDD-NOS. He does not talk, though he has picked up words in the last week. Appears to have descent receptive language but not expressive. He can have joint attention but lacks most of the time with the "3-point look". Basically eye contact can vary. But can make wonderful eye contact when engaged. He can tune us out when doing certain things. He follows simple instructions. Mostly content. Loves praise. He doesn't appear to have sensory issues. As far as repetitive behaviors...they can be easily broken and there is not too many. Some toe-walking, holds his hands, runs in a circle.
He has a lot of strengths. We have an opportunity to put him in a therapeutic day school. I can't see that this would hurt him. I think the school indivdidualizes what goes on for each child. He is in speech therapy now. One doctor told us to work on the speech therapy and socialize him with Typical toddlers. So I am asking would sending him to a special school be too much for him? Are there any negatives? And based on what I have said about him does anyone have any opinions on therapies that would work with him?