Shauna - posted on 01/06/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
About a year ago I realized that my son is just a little different than his peers. He seems to play well with other kids, but he disappears in his own corner or into his room after a short time. It's like he gets overwhelmed and he can't handle it anymore.
He also will rock in his chair or cover his ears in public. If I put my arm around him he stops. But what about when I am not there???
He also doesn't like to look at people in the eyes when he talks. Instead he looks for a second and then almost turns his head to the side to finish what he is saying. I've worked with him a lot and he is doing better, but now he is putting his fingers up in the air when he talks....and recently he has been repeating things over and over again.
His speech is fantastic and his motor skills are fine too. That just doesn't seem consistent with special needs that I've read about.
Does anyone have any advice on what I should do or if you think he even has anything??
***He has an older sister that is 2 years older than him. She is really outgoing and forces him to interact with her and do what she is doing. I'm wondering if she has helped him to be more "normal" than he would have been.