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Could My Son Be Autisitc?

Posted by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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DS is 3.5 years old. He doesn't seem to understand fully everything that is said to him. His speech isn't clear. He has problems following certain directions, doesn't recognise letters or numbers but can count to 10 and say his ABC's. He hyper focuses on things and talks about them. While he is doing this, he seems to be in his own little world. He can't be redirected or change the subject can't be changed because he doesn't seem to hear when people talk to him until he stops his hyper focusing. Last month our ac stopped working due to a snake getting caught in it. He has been talking almost non stop about acs and what are in things. He also asks why over and over. If you say you don't know, he will ask you why you don't know. It gets very annoying . He rocks from side to side in his bed to go to sleep.

This is a sample of some of the things he does. Could he be autistic?

by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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TerriC
by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I would say to have him checked out by a Dr.  There are things that you mentioned that could mean autism, or it could just be he has a busy mind.  I would consult a Dr.  Let us know how things go!  =-)

rfurlongg
by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM
I agree.

Quoting TerriC:

I would say to have him checked out by a Dr.  There are things that you mentioned that could mean autism, or it could just be he has a busy mind.  I would consult a Dr.  Let us know how things go!  =-)

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new_mom808
by Andrea on Jul. 9, 2012 at 9:09 PM

 He could be, he could be speech delayed. I would talk to your ped.
If it makes you feel better my almost 4 year old also asks "why" non stop. It's just part of the age. He also has following directions that dont interest him, or interfere with what he more interested in. He's just recently started recognizing numbers, and it came out of the blue. One day nothing, the next day all the numbers through 10.  And he still doesnt recognize most letters, even though he can say them all.

Does he rock at other times? I used to rock to fall asleep too, and sometimes still wag my foot.

My point is that some of it is normal and some of it COULD be normal, depending on the severity.

MamaSwan001
by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 9:18 PM
Write a little book of the things he dose and says that you find abnormal then show these to your doctor. If they agree that these are abnormal they will have him evaluated.
Cassienka
by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Having your child evaluated if you suspect something is NEVER a bad idea! :-) Trust yourself. Also your son could show symptoms for a few issues but you should talk to you Ped about all of them so that A) You don't worry as much and B) So that your sons problems can be addressed to make him feel more comfortable. 

Jenn8604
by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 9:21 AM
Get him checked out by a dr. he may or may not be. Better to get started on therapies, if need be, now. Sounds like he needs ST whether autistic or not.
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emmy526
by Bronze Member on Jul. 10, 2012 at 9:22 AM

If they tell you there isn't much that can be done at this age, RUN, and get another opinion. too may times a mothers concerns are dismissed, when in reality, some help is available to children before they go to preschool.  By the time preschool rolls around, and they havent had any help,  it makes it more difficult. 

rebeccasmly
by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 9:23 AM

I would have him checked out, even if its just to ease your mind. And if there is a problem, you can start working towards helping him. My nephew was the exact same way with what you described. Add anti-social on top of it all. He is now a very normal 9 year old.

Halfpint01
by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 9:40 PM

 My neice was checked for autism she had all the classis symptoms.  They diagnosed her with sensory disorder and left autism out of it.  Get your boy checked.  Hope it goes in your favor.

Rainiera
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM

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