does anyone else's Jan baby have special needs ?

Pamela - posted on 01/18/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Cameron was born Jan 12 2008 everything went normally and he walked early talked early but then just stopped. h was diagnosed with Receptive and expressive language delay and shows alot of signs of Autism. he has not had an official diagnose of autism as he is improving so they are going to wait. we start at a special speech school next month, he has speech therapy and OT.

he is a wonder kid and has a great imagination he just likes to live in his own little world. he has improved alot in the last year mainly in the last 4 months but is still along way behind. We are hoping its just a delay and not a disorder.

I guess I just wanted to chat with other mums that have kids around the same age with special needs

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Antonietta - posted on 05/28/2011

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wow ash! like pamela said! im so glad to hear he is on his feet. keep following your instincts! ur a great mom!

Pamela - posted on 05/28/2011

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Wow Ashly .. Thats a great story .. so glad he is doing so well now =) you should be proud of your son and yourself from trusting your instinct.

Ashly - posted on 05/28/2011

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My son Peyton was born Januarty 24 2008, we thought everything was normal when he was born, but around 4 to 5 months we realized he was not using his left arm. The doctors first diagnosed him with Erbs Palsy, saying his shoulder was pulled from birth. However I told the doctor that I believed there to be something wrong with his left leg, he wouldnt jump on it when he was in a jumper and it was tighter then his right leg. Well no doctor would listen to me. Finally when Peyton was 9 months old I found a doctor to listen to me and they did an MRI on him and saw that he had a stroke at birth. He is diagnosed with hemiparesis on the Left side a form of Cerebral Palsy.

He is in therapy every week, and although delayed with everything physically, he is doing well. He finally started walking when he turned 2, and is now running jumping playing. He does not let anything stop him, if he wants to do it, he finds a way to do it! I am very proud of the hard work he has accomplished!!!

Antonietta - posted on 05/26/2011

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im really glad to read this positive msg u wrote. we love our little people as they are just be strong in wtv "thing" life gives u and love strong because i believe where there is love here is always a will therefore there will always be a way...sorry im never this cheesy in my words but when it comes to children a whole other side of me comes out lol

Pamela - posted on 05/26/2011

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Hi Antoniette,
Since I've posted this we have seen some great improvements in Cameron and had had two more assessments. We have two different reports on what people think it up with him. Pediatrician and team think its Mixed expressive and receptive language delay and new speech therapist says she thinks its Semantic Pragmatic disorder. The ped said its to early to diagnosed that and they can't say until he is 6 or 7 by then they should know.

Cameron has started making friends ! and talks alot just most of it is scripted at two he has over 300 words but he was a labeler ( I know this now and not 12 months ago ) he just doesn't understand the way language works so its a waiting game.. we got speech and speech and language school and I have a speech therapy student come around once a week to work on his play skills. either way everyone is agreed that it is only language and communication and nothing else now .. which is great to see as he has lost most of those autistic traits. Its still hard work and heart breaking at times. either way Im not so worried any more I think I've finally comes to terms with it all and what will be will be , so now we just enjoy him as he is . =)

Antonietta - posted on 05/26/2011

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HI! it's very unfortunate that children have certin things but its nice to knwo other moms out there are on the same boat. my son was born jan 17-08 everything was normal up until 18mth he started to regress. we thought he was just being lazy in talking or answering or being independant but january 2011 we finally got a diagnosis of PDD (he isnt autistic but on the specturm) so we started therapy with him right away 3 days a week. i do my own therapy when we are home and now at daycare he will get additional support so he wont lose himself in the middl of all the other children.

concerning your worry of it being a disorder or not, i can tell you what a child psychologist told us wasnt normal in my child: he walks on his tip toes, flutters his hands around: not enough eye contact. screams for nothing, doesnt speak enough, doesnt point to something he wants just whines for it, doesnt understand simple comands like come and sit, he sometimes strays away to himself and its hard to get his attention ....sounds overwhleming and it was but in all honesty with the therapy more then half of these autistic like manurisms are almost gone. so if your child does have a disorder there is lots of help out there he at 3 the brain is still mushy and easy to manipulate and make these problems go away. my son had 25 words in his vocabulary at exactely 3 now its 5 months of therapy and hes at 150+ words!

if you arent sure go see a child psycologist and they would be able to make your wonders get resolved.

Jennifer - posted on 01/24/2011

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Will my son was born in February last year he has special needs...... at three weeks old he had an operation on his heart

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