I am currently waiting for my sons insurance to authorize him to be evaluated for an ASD. With him being my first child I am not sure what is and is not normal behavior for a 5 year old boy. I mean most of his issues are obviously not normal but some I'm just not sure. Like is is normal for him to require multiple reminders at meals to use his fork? I mean every bite. He will eat soup with his fingers and has a melt down at a time over me requiring he use his silver wear. He also doesn't like people to be near his face. Like buttoning top buttons or latching his helmet sometimes causes major issues. But my DH doesn't like things around his neck so... Last. He will not play outside for longer than 10 min. He makes up every excuse int he book to not be out there. From there is bugs to it's too cold. (in the spring) And he's not alone. With friends or his younger sister he is like that to. Even if I go out also.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Nov. 27, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
My son is autistic and when the kids were outside, he was inside. If all the kids came in, he would go out. It sounds like he has some sensory issues, with the stuff on his neck or being too close to his face. Get the evaluation and go from there.
I guess the answer to your question is no, it's not really normal at his age. But remember all kids are different and what is normal for one kid may not be for another.
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