Autism

Richard - posted on 01/06/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I am the dad of a 5 year old little boy called Joseph. When Joseph was a baby up to around 2 I did not see anything different about my son. At about 2 Joseph's behaviour started to become more challenging. It started with head butting me or my wife whilst we held him. Then going into nursey the staff there saw that he wasn't mixing with other kids. Even in nursery a member of the child behaviour team did a little assessment on him. She left it at that due to him still being young. Joseph is in reception now and although he is making friends his play is different. He is obsessed with witches. All his drawings are of witches. His speech is still behind the other children. He is also having a specialist go into school to assess this. He is also on the SCAT list awaiting diagnosis. The child psychologist told us that he hits all the autism spectrum. Now at 5 Joseph is very challenging. He hits me every day as well as my wife and his nana. He hates new things and change. He hardly eats, or eats pasta and chocolate constantly. Very fussy. Still acts very baby like. He still has a cloth and dody. We give him this to calm him down. I am at my wits end on what to do. I am constantly unhappy.and worried about him. Although he is awaiting diagnosis I know he has autism. His concentration levels are very little. I'd be lucky to get 3 minutes of his homework done. I speak to other kids his age and the difference is massive. I know I shouldn't compare but I do and it makes me even more angry and frustrated.

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