Margaret - posted on 02/09/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son is six years old and about mid-to high autistic. Since school started this year (he's in a first grade special ed group), his teacher and we have noticed Cirdan has started developing a twitch. At first, it started out with just a quick jerk of the head. Today, his teacher called to tell me that he jerked so hard it lifted his feet off the ground. Mostly it's a jerk of his head, involving his hands and/or upper body.
There doesn't appear to be anything that causes it, like a specific mood or activity. I've noticed that when he's occupied with something, it doesn't seem to really appear. The fact that it is becoming more severe is greatly concerning to me. We are making an appointment with the pediatrician to get their opinion, but I wonder if this is something neurological.
Has anyone else noticed a change like this in your child? Who would you go speak with? How do you deal with it?