Help?!? Does my 3 year old have autisum

Kelly - posted on 08/04/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi my 3 year old doesn't speak he says 5-10 words at most he doesn't enjoy playing with children except his brother (if he is alone with other children he will walk away n play alone . If he's with his brother and other children he will not interact with anyone but his brother ) he has majour meltdowns over I can only describe as nothing? As he can't tell me ? Example today he broke down over I think he's socks being odd? It lasted 2 hours thn he setteld and wen he woke up carried on?!? He has no sense on danger constantly try's runing in roads n will fight me if I try and stop him. Everything I do very much depends on him if its a bad day I will literally take his brother to school and come home where he is setteled with a few upsets a day. On a bad day he reduces me to tears as I just don't no what to do .... He's had a hearing test and all is gd ( although ignores me when it suits him lol) he's had a assesment for speech therophy but they feel he needs a few consentrstion seshion a before one to one speech as he filters around too much. He is awaiting a assesment from Icss and waiting for peds to see him too he's health visitor thinks he may be on the spectrum but won't really tlk about it. The waiting lists are so long for it all and I'd appriate anybody's opinions pls.
Ideas to calm him
Ideas for anythink really stuck as I am completely at breaking point ?!?
Also he was 30 weeks prem, had reflux off meds at 6 months
Thanks in advance

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Kelly - posted on 08/04/2014

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Sorry I forgot to mention he has sensory issues as to what I don't no as yet again waiting for assesment but think touch sense as he's not realising how much food he's pitting in his mouth n chocks or gags ? Doesn't really feel pain? Fractured hes finger didn't cry took him hosp as he's finger had nasty cut no one was concerned at hosp as he wasn't "in pain" 2 days later finger was massive took him back had xray n was fractured... Recently had to swap rooms with kids ( in 2 bed flat) boys shared bunk beds n he jumps off top bunk you can hear the sound on impact and he gets up and does it again so swapped rooms to take beds apart lol how do I find the autism page I'm new to all this lol it's so frustrating that I don't no what the problem is a he doesn't talk n the longer he's melt downs go on he worse he gets I've tried "walking away" which annoys him more and will hit me I've tried holding him on my lap n calmly talking to him n he screams the h/v just says about help after the assessments but what if there is noughting wrong what then? Xxx

Sarah - posted on 08/04/2014

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You are doing all the right things. It is VERY frustrating when you are trying to get the help and it is such a long wait for the help and no one can tell you what is going on with your child. I can't tell you if your child is autistic or not, but hopefully will be able to give you a few things that may help.

First there is an autistic/asperger's group on here you might want to join and post in if you have not already done so. They might be able to help you even more.....and give you some great support.

Second a few things to investigate. When he throws a fit have you thought about sensory issues? Is the room too loud? Are there too many things going on at one time? Does something on his clothes bother him (even though it would not bother us)? Some people have to wear their socks inside out or cut the tags off their clothes. Sometimes smells can have different affects. If he is autistic keeping things as routine as possible can help. It is hard for them when they don't know what is coming next.

This next one has mixed reviews as to if it helps or not......going glucose free, red dye free, cutting out sugars, etc. Some say it makes a world of difference and others say it makes no difference. Might be worth a try to see if it helps or not.

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