almost 2 with Autism ..........anyone help

Sandy - posted on 03/20/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My husband and I believe our son has autism, he shows a lot of the signs like his temper to start and the temper starts most of everything. He'll bite himself and his little brother.
He will play by himself in his room. He doesn't want you to just hold his hand but he loves it when you hold him/ rock him/ and bounce him.
He doesn't want anyone to play with him while playing with toys or he will throw it across the room.
He knows a good bit of words from just hearing around the house but you really can't make them out, unless you listen on the outside of his door when it is bed time. He will speak clear when he thinks no one is listening to him.

Can someone please help me with his temper I'm not sure what to do {BTW he is the middle child also}

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Nadine - posted on 04/22/2011

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Autism is very complex and has a range of symptoms. What one child will display the other wont. You must have him tested. DONT DELAY. The sooner you have it done the more chance you have of reversing the condition. There are many sites that you can check for signs. The main criteria to have an Autism diagnosis, you must display some issues from the 3 categories: 1. Language speech delay, 2. Social behavioural problems eg. no imaginary play etc, and 3. repetitive behaviours or restricted interests. There are many symptoms under each category and aggressive behaviour is just one.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/16/2011

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My dear,I have two boys with autism,first go with a neurology specialist,Dr. i mean,i you see something happen its because you are right,for 11years my kid was under a misdiagnosis,until i search for help,to psycologist,to the regional center,and now they are helping me with their behave,because we dont know what is right or wrong in discipline in this case

Lisa - posted on 07/29/2010

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having no eye contact is not always the case my daughter wants eye contact but then its to the extreme she holds your face and gets realy close and stare's at you.

Janet - posted on 07/28/2010

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hi sandy! did you consult a specialist already? I think a developmental pediatrician is the one to consult for it! it will be a big help because there are diff kinds of autism, this way you will know where you son falls on these kinds they will also help you on where you can get some help and how to deal with him at home, usually those habits can be improved or removed especially the bad ones like biting but he needs a lot of help and discipline especially at home, of course we don't want to spank or hit them but they have to know they're not suppose to do those things through other ways, but who knows if you consult a doctor maybe your son doesn't have autism after all!
another thing, a child with autism like my son doesn't have eye contact or eye contact is fleeting like just for 5 seconds, and they don't respond when their name is called as if they don't hear you at all.

Lisa - posted on 07/25/2010

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that sounds like my son he is NOT autistic but went through the tantrums before the age of 2,maybe attention seeking or trying to find his own way.but if you want him tested speak directly to your G.P we were not taken seriously by our health visitor when i tried to get my daughter tested and it turns out we were right.

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Ditto Tara. While it definitely sounds like he has some aggression issues going on, it doesn't sound like it's necessarily autism. The thing that struck me about your description is when you wrote "He will speak clear when he thinks no one is listening to him." That sounds like he is very conscious of the world around him. How do you react when he does something like throwing a toy or biting? Does he ever look at you?

It is very early to be suspecting autism unless there are red flag behaviors going on. Can you tell us more about what he does and how he behaves? Does he know how to point, get your attention (even when he's biting, does he look in your direction at all)? How do you know when he's hungry/ thirsty/ likes something? Has he ever waved bye-bye, blown kisses, or given hugs? How does he play with his toys? Does he have an interest in a variety of things?

Just some more things to think about. :)

Susan - posted on 04/05/2010

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when my son was a baby he wouldn't look at us when we called his name, he had terrible fits and would cry for hours , he didn't play with toys just looked at them or lined them up, he would spin for hours if we let him. when he got older he was obsessed with odd items like house insulation and other things, he had a push broom he would push back and fourth the same way all the time, he rode his toys in the same line all the time, he wasn't talking by age 4, wright now my son is nine and is verbal but still deals with everyday issues like socialization and routine, don't mess with his routine.he still has obsession with items now he is stuck on cars and has to know everything right down to the muffler.lol. he watches dvd's but the same seen over and over again. also he just got dx with adhd.

Ashley - posted on 04/01/2010

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my son is 2 1/2 moderate on the autism spectrum and he has a very wonderful neurologist who suggested to me to buy the book 1 2 3 magic its not for special needs children only, its for all children, you may benifit from this. my son does not talk but maybe a few words he has echolalia so i was very hard to do this with him but i had to do something because he would throw fits evertime he heard the word no. i havent had to use the 1 2 3 method in a very long time, usually the biggest fits he will throw is out in public. good luck with every thing you do, may God bless you and your family

Brandy - posted on 03/26/2010

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Does he do anything else like spin in circles? Not like change? line up toys or anything like that? Kids with autism are all diffrent! If i were you i would deff get him tested and go from there because it may not be autism but he may have anger issues you just never know!! Its better to catch things early whatever it may be autisum or not!

Tara - posted on 03/21/2010

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You need to have him tested first before you start to label him. Just keep talking to him and show him that his behavior is not going to be tolerated. Most of all just keep showing him that you love him.

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