Olympia - posted on 04/26/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm new to forums. I decided to join because I feel stuck and hopeless at this point. I've literally tried everything I could think of, looked up, and what professionals have advised me to do. Most days my son screams at the top of his lungs, hits me, throws things, and now gets very angry when I can't get him what he needs/wants because he can't or won't communicate.
My son in the past has said words. Like yes, no, mama, dada, this and stinky boy. He has only said these words ONCE, except he used to say "this" all the time but randomly stopped. But in the last year he hasn't even attempted to say any words at all. He does say "uh oh" "woah" and "wow". He is supposed to see a speech therapist, however they aren't responding to my messages so now I'm here. He's very smart, he understand everything we say and follows directions very well. And he has had his hearing checked. I also know a decent amount of ASL (American Sign Language) and have tried relentlessly to teach him it but the only sign he will do is "more" and that's very frustrating because all he does is that sign and I have no clue what he wants "more" of.
I'm in desperate need of help and advice. I'm a single mom, I don't work so I'm with him all the time except the weekends when he's with his dad. I'm at my breaking point. I can't watch him do this anymore. It breaks my heart and at the same time frustrates me to no end because he IS very smart and theres nothing disabling him from communicating with me. If any of you can help me, please do.
NOTE* his father lives with his grandma, she's on board with everything I do, and she's going to get him on board too. Hopefully us all working as a team will help out more.