I have a now 3.5 yr old in my care 7 days a week, 8 hours a day that I've had since he was 6 weeks old. He has always been delayed in his learning, by at least 3 months with fine motor skills. His speech now is that of a 15 month olds. He is in speech therapy, but the therapist is having problems getting him to progress and is frustrated at the very, very slow rate in progress. He does not have the ability to eat with utensils well and soon frustrates with fork and spoon and when no one is looking uses his fingers, he has pica (eats non-food things), but I don't know about his schedule because he has the same routine here all the time. His parents on the other hand are not very good at parenting. I potty trained him after the age of 3 and am still having accidents 7 months later and some resistance to use the toilet at times. His parents are very inconsistent, but I am very consistent. Autism, or parental neglect?
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