My nephew is 5 and supposed to start kindergarten in the fall. I spend a lot of time with my sister and her family. I have a child with high functioning Autism. She thinks I am 'reading to much into' the thing her son does to make *me* feel better?
So anyway... he is 5 and he still talks in fragments 99% of the time and refers to himself in the third person.
'Want juice' 'Jacob's cookie' 'No touch Jacob's car!'
Anytime anyone tries to touch his things he jumps up and down yelling No touch Jacob's ____!!! over and over again and even after they back away he keeps going until you make him really stop to see they have moved away.
He eats the same breakfast every morning for breakfast. Oatmeal with apples. If they run out he refuses to eat.
He will only sleep in fleece pajamas... even in the summer.
He randomly clapps his hands 3-4 times all day long.
There is more but those are a few examples.
Am I crazy or is this not normal behavior for a child who is 5 and 3 months old about to start kindergarten?
Oh! She says he is just immature because he can already read. Just because he can read she thinks there is nothing 'wrong' with him. I just can't get her to see it. I have only mentioned it to her twice and I won't again. I am sure the school will see it in the fall.
But you guys agree with me right?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Jun. 13, 2013 in Special Needs
Answer by Crafty26 at 4:49 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Answer by Anonymous at 4:56 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 5:12 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Answer by missanc at 5:15 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 5:24 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 5:26 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Next question overall
(Politics & Current Events)
Have you been contributing to the worst charities in America?
Check out some of the top posts today in Groups: