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why does my son look at different objecys using his peripheral vision?


Asked by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Dec. 10, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My son did that. He has autism. Is anything standing out with him that you find different from other kids his age?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:11 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • It doesn't sound typical, I'd ask your doctor to check his vision.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 8:15 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • He's exploring. Every child has a different thing that they do most often to explore the way their body works. Some children use their periphial vision to see different things, others touch every object, some taste everything they're allowed to taste, and so on. My son would've licked every single thing he could've if I let him. I caught him licking the wall, the table, and a few other random things. It doesn't mean there is anything wrong with them mentally or physically either. It is only their way of exploring their body and the world around them.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:11 AM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Sounds to me like he is just learning a new skill.

    Answer by LovelyMother88 at 12:50 PM on Dec. 11, 2010