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what do you think of a 25mth old boy that loves to watch basketball and will drop everything when it comes on and will shoot balls in a basket all day if you let him.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:06 AM on Dec. 14, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • He's developing interests. At this age, they are often obsession-like. My son is totally obsessed with Thomas the Train. As long as he doesn't totally freak out if you try to distract him or turn the TV off, you're good. (Note: He may get mad when you turn it off but that's ok. It's iff he can't be controller or redirected that you have to worry.) Don't worry if he isn't playing with others yet. He's too young.
    momofryan07

    Answer by momofryan07 at 9:12 AM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • I would wonder if he has a high functioning form of ASD, especially if it were coupled with other symptoms.

    But it is normal for many children to have a certain fixation on a certain thing. ...children with ASD almost become obsessed and THAT is when it's a red flag.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:08 AM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • i'd say the boy likes basketball.

    What is ASD?
    sgtdemanda

    Answer by sgtdemanda at 1:09 AM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • ASD is Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Like i said tho, it is common for young children to have a fixation for certain things, but when it becomes almost like an obsession is when it's time to think about talking to your doctor.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:11 AM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Some kind of disorder?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 AM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • OP here, he sure loves it, but he'll play with his puzzles and cars and his other stuff but there are times when he'll be in another room and he'll hear it and run it just to watch it, then he'll pick up his basketaball and start shooting the basket. He does have speech delay, do you think that it could be a real issue?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 AM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Only YOU can decide if it's a real issue.
    You said he plays other things. Puzzles and cars. okay. Does he race the cars and drive them all over the place? Or does he put them into patterns or line them up?
    What about playing with others. Does he seem interested in what other kids his age are doing?
    Is he a very picky eater?
    Does he have unexplainable tantrums?

    There are a whole slew of other symptoms to look for. And it's different for each child. So your kid likes basketball A LOT and he has a speech delay. ...could be related. could be two entirely unrelated things.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 2:16 AM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • OP here,

    Does he race the cars and drive them all over the place? Havent seen him race, but he does drive them all over.

    Or does he put them into patterns or line them up? He only lines them up when he sees a train on TV.

    What about playing with others. Does he seem interested in what other kids his age are doing? we havent had much interaction w/other kids, we're in a new town. he's only been around this other kid once or twice and the only thing both of them wanted was the others toy.


    Is he a very picky eater? Not at all.


    Does he have unexplainable tantrums? No, he's usually well behaved.


    What are other symptoms that i should watch out for? Thanks for helping by the way.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:58 AM on Dec. 14, 2009

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