My son has developmental delays. We have started the process to get a diagnosis but everything I am reading points to pdd. I have put off this step for over a year because I hoped he would simply 'grow out of' his difficulties and I fear him getting some fad diagnosis that will haunt him forever if it is incorrect. He's only 3. His behavior isn't horrible but he just seems to not even hear or connect with the rules I give him. He does the weirdest things (puts things in air vents, has massive melt downs over seemingly inconsequential things, is almost a year behind in his speech, pulls me around the house by my arm, becomes fixated on watching the same videos over and over, really becomes fixated on any routine even how he would like a diaper change) I'm tired of feeling like a failure as a mother. Everyone's approach is that if I did something different, he might respond better... I have so many mixed feelings :(Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on Feb. 16, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
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Answer by AmaliaD at 12:12 PM on Feb. 16, 2010
I know much is under diagnosed. But I myself was improperly diagnosed with ADD. If anything that is why I have been as proactive about this as I have been up until now. I have been hesitant also because of my spouse who is supportive but I think very nervous about the idea of there being hurtles for his lil guy to overcome. I KNOW much of it is typical 3 yo behavior and that is why I feel so mixed. Am I right to pursue now? Or should I wait longer for him to mature? What if I wait and he doesn't? Everything I have read says the sooner you start behavioral therapy, the better. I refuse to put his young, developing brain on medications which have no long long term studies for side effects. But the therapy part of it I am all for. So far we have been using a sensory diet with massive improvement. Still, the outburst are not normal. I know he isn't even remotely in control...
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