Is this normal behaviour?

Helen - posted on 01/15/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son is 4yrs old, he had delays in eating solids, talking and walking. he's had occupational therapy and speech therapy. he seems to have selective hearing, he still wont use the toilet without an hour of screaming when hes on it, he slaps n hits himself in the head,he demands my attention 24/7 , he flaps his arms n jumps about on his tip toes, he can read books and can use tv remotes to access programmes and search you tube for what he wants to watch spelling the words using the remote but cant write, he has a fixation with numbers and will rewind the opening credits of tv shows repetitively, im being made to feel like a bad parent by some specialists, im a single mum and it doesn't feel like my sons behaviour is normal but im told it is and made to feel that its my fault hes like this, any replies would be grateful :(, i also have to have the tv low or he starts screaming its loud

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Cherish - posted on 01/15/2013

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I agree that it sounds like he has Aspergers or sensory processing at the very least.
Have you read the book "the out of sync child"?

Has he seen a developmental pediatrician?

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Helen - posted on 01/15/2013

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no i haven't read that book, i will go to the library or book shop and have a llok through it, thankyou, and yes he saw an occupational therapist who diagnosed him as over and under sensitive but was discharged when he started walking and climbing things better

Helen - posted on 01/15/2013

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just about every specialist going because of his delays, i believe the nursery are getting an educational psychologist involved so maybe something will come of that, i just getting so down about it now, cos im his mum and i feel that something isnt right but no one listens to me,

Dove - posted on 01/15/2013

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Definitely sounds like he needs an evaluation. What specialists has he seen? I believe a developmental child psychologist (think that's what it's called) is a good one for this. Good luck!

You posted at the same time I did... ;)

Demand a second opinion from another child psychologist.

Helen - posted on 01/15/2013

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for nearly 2 yrs now, ive had family support workers, speech therapists, physiotherapists, peadiatricians and occupational therapists and yes he had child psychologist involved but she has just finished her assessment of him and says hes ok because he will socialise even tho she accepts he flaps etc, yet she only saw him for an hour a four times, but they say they're is nothing wrong with him and bring up the fact i split up with his father saying i didn't have time for him, but my son is my everything and i would never have ignored his needs. and although my son can talk i dont think he fully understands what he's saying. but thankyou for the reply its appreciated :)

Holly - posted on 01/15/2013

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this does not sound normal... he sounds autistic... what type of specialists are making you feel bad for feeling this way? perhaps you should have him talk to a psychologist. from my understanding psychologists use talk therapy, and are not able to write medication. perhaps all he needs is to talk to a child psychologist... if not at least you can get a professional opinon as to where to go from there.

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