IS MY SON SHOWING SIGNS OF AUTISM PDD NOS OR ADHD PLEASE HELP?

MICHELLE - posted on 04/23/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 4 and half year old son as been in reception class now for 7 months. When he was 2 years old he was given the nick name ASBO kid as he was very naughty and we put it down to terrible 2's. At the age of 2 and half health visitor raised concerns about his speech and again I suppose didnt want to accept anything was wrong with him and replied no he is only a baby still. He as always liked routine silly things that would upset him is someone else picking him up from school ie mum collecting him when he thought dad was, also gets upset when he doesnt know what is happening and things suddenly change. Since strating in reception for the first few months we were being asked to pop into school regular virtually daily because of his problems and him kicking off. In the end they had do do a routine chart every morning and give him 5 minutes warning so he could process what was going to happen. I believe this as gradually dropped off this is probably because he is used to the routine in school and loves going. He often plays by himself at home and when out but to be honest his a very social and lovable little boy. Likes cuddles and hugs and when huggung grits his teeth gently squeezing your arm. Still having afternoon naps and occassionally as fallen asleep in school. regular gets sent out of assembly because of him not sitting still taking socks and shoes off and generally being disruptive trying to distrupt other children. In his christmas play just gone he had to have a teacher sat with him and couldnt be with the other children in the class. he as been under a speech theraphy since May 2010 because his speech is very delayed and pronounciation is not good. His last parents evening teacher stated that his learning and behaviour is only that of a 2 and half year old yet he is nearly 5 in 3 months time. He doesnt recognise his name he recognised about 3 words he recognises numbers 1 to 5 and number 7 and can count to 12, he recognises afew shapes and his very good at jigsaws, he doesnt see danger and last year jumped into a swimming pool and my husband had to jump in because he went under. he runs and skids in shops and jumps on furniture in shops. Last week at primark he threw himself onto the downward escalator. He doesnt feel pain and very rarely cries when he has hurt himself. We have been to the docs last week and after 2 minutes in the docs office he had tried taking everything off her desk jumping u and down the bed in the doctors office and very on the go. she straight away referred him and since then I have been monitoring him and watching him play. He flaps his hands alot when excited or gets frustrated. He likes spinning and in the last 3 days I have videos of him spinning daily. He lines cars up and also lined his aliens up yesterday, I caught him playing in his bedroom on his own. He is very loving and loves his baby twin sisters who are 2 years and plays alot with them Please help any ideas what may be wrong with him.

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Kipacha - posted on 05/03/2014

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Yes. All the things you mentioned are considered part of the spectrum. In my experience unless you need the label to get insurance to pay for therapies, I would not go to a developmental. Your regular pediatrician should be able to prescribe therapy using the proper codes, and insurance will pay for it. Some insurances do not pay for speech unless speech loss occurs due to illness or accident. But it sounds like your son could greatly benefit from sensory integrated OT. My son had all of these signs at one time in varying degrees. We have done some biomedical interventions with diet, supplements, stool testing, etc. We have seen tons of improvement in a short period of time (6 months). Find a DAN doctor in your area and get started.

Angela - posted on 04/23/2012

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CALL YOUR LOCAL AEA AND HAVE HIM TESTED IF NO AEA THEN CONTACT AND EDUCATIONAL PHSYCOLOGIST. I HAVE A SON WITH ADHD AND THE BEST THING WE DID FOR HIM WAS GET EARLY EVALUATIONS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERYTHING THAT HE WAS INTITLED TOO. HE IS NINE NOW AND STILL RECEIVES SPEECH THEROPY BUT APPEARS NORMAL TO THOSE HE MEETS. EARLY INTERVENTION IS KEY TO ANYTHING YOUR CHILD MAY NEED. JUST REMEMBER ITS NOT YOUR FAULT BUT IS IF YOU DONT DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO HELP THEM BECOME A SUCESSFULL KID AND FUTURE ADULT.

Katherine - posted on 04/23/2012

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ADHD? No. I can't diagnose him, but he seems to be on the spectrum. I would definitely have him evaluated.

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