Sarah - posted on 07/30/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
So my DS is 17 months old. We have an autism evaluation scheduled for him in September. He has already been diagnosed SPD/SID. He has tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive issues mostly. He used to have problems with feedings, but he has been doing much better with that as of late. He has had and lost about 15 words. Some of the words have morphed. For example: Car and Quack became Goak. He prefers to play by himself, is not interested in other children, shows no reaction to emotions of others, flaps, head shakes, raspberry blowing stimming, walks on tip toes sometimes, does not have good eye contact, no words, doesn't really play with toys, no pretend play, not affectionate at all, doesn't like to be held, and I'm sure there is more. He gets speech therapy and OT 1 hour a week every other week. We just started with new therapists. Today was their second session with him. Today he did GREAT!!! He made eye contact with them, he imitated sounds, he handed them toys, he could choose the correct card when asked which was the cat, etc. They seem to think that we are only dealing with sensory issues and a speech delay because of the SPD. I think maybe they are right and that I shouldn't worry about autism so much. Granted, many of his issues are sensory, but there is a lot of crossover in autism too. I scheduled the evaluation at the prompting of his pediatrician and his child psychologist. Any thoughts??? I don't know anything!