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Autism? Video included...PIOG *Edit* included behaviors/signs in reply

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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This is how Austin's face is all the time.  He doesn't focus on anything and if he does it is for a glance at a time.  Also an example of his speech. He is in the orange sweater.  His brother who is 18 months older is in the black shirt.  Austin will be 6 in May.  His dad (my boyfriend) is going to call his school on Monday and have him either tested or try to get the school to convince his mom to get him tested if they school won't/can't test him (his mom is in deniel and doesn't think anything is wrong). And I have permission to post the video.  I don't have much experience with Autism so I'm not sure if thats what it is or if it is ADHD which is what we origionally though...until I started researching autism. 

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JTNMD711
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Hmmm, possible lazy eye and i can hear his speech problem.  Not sure about the autism tho, didnt see any obvious signs.  Would have his eyes checked as soon as possible because if it is a eye problem that can be corrected at a young age.

armygirl16
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:16 PM

lazy eye with both eyes?  When he does focus on something his eyes look straight at you.  I know lots of people with a lazy eye and they don't do this..I posted in another group all the other signs he has though too.  

Quoting JTNMD711:

Hmmm, possible lazy eye and i can hear his speech problem.  Not sure about the autism tho, didnt see any obvious signs.  Would have his eyes checked as soon as possible because if it is a eye problem that can be corrected at a young age.


shell3m
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:19 PM

I would have to say  ADHD.  **shrugs**

armygirl16
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Okay this is his behavior:

When he talks to you he doesn't look AT you it seems like he is staring off into space all day.  He is constantly rocking back and forth.  He has gotten somewhat better around other kids but he hits and even had a baseball bat once and hit a kid with it (not hard and he got in a lot of trouble), he can't express what he wants, he hits as a way to express himself.  He NEVER does anything when you ask him to.  Its like he dosn't hear you.  You ask him to put his socks on and hand him his socks and if you are doing somthing else you will find him downstairs playing a video game and his socks are on the floor.  You have to be standing right there telling him over and over to put his socks/shoes on for him to do it.  He has to be constantly told while he is doing somethign for him to do it.  

He has speech problems (like says "bewivia" instead of Olivia).  He is very good at math though.  Better then his 7 year old brother.  His brother and him are 18 months apart but there is a HUGE maturity difference between the two.  Austin seems younger because of how he acts and he prefers to play with 2-3 year olds if he plays with others at all.  He only wants to stay inside and play video games and he doesn't know what to do if he isn't playing games.  You have to force him to go outside and he never wants to.  He doesn't like playing with other kids and much prefers to play alone and could play alone all day if he could.

He is big for his age, people are always suprised when you tell them he is 5, he was in a high back booster in the car but I had to buy him a Frontier85 because he wouldn't stay still in his car seat.  He bounces back and forth and shakes his head and you have to constantly tell him to sit correctly in his seat.

shell3m
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:29 PM

see, this is what's throwing me off,  on the video he looks like he would just have ADHD, but then the way you describe him sounds like Autism to a tee.  Def. get him tested.  :)

Quoting armygirl16:

Okay this is his behavior:

When he talks to you he doesn't look AT you it seems like he is staring off into space all day.  He is constantly rocking back and forth.  He has gotten somewhat better around other kids but he hits and even had a baseball bat once and hit a kid with it (not hard and he got in a lot of trouble), he can't express what he wants, he hits as a way to express himself.  He NEVER does anything when you ask him to.  Its like he dosn't hear you.  You ask him to put his socks on and hand him his socks and if you are doing somthing else you will find him downstairs playing a video game and his socks are on the floor.  You have to be standing right there telling him over and over to put his socks/shoes on for him to do it.  He has to be constantly told while he is doing somethign for him to do it.  

He has speech problems (like says "bewivia" instead of Olivia).  He is very good at math though.  Better then his 7 year old brother.  His brother and him are 18 months apart but there is a HUGE maturity difference between the two.  Austin seems younger because of how he acts and he prefers to play with 2-3 year olds if he plays with others at all.  He only wants to stay inside and play video games and he doesn't know what to do if he isn't playing games.  You have to force him to go outside and he never wants to.  He doesn't like playing with other kids and much prefers to play alone and could play alone all day if he could.

He is big for his age, people are always suprised when you tell them he is 5, he was in a high back booster in the car but I had to buy him a Frontier85 because he wouldn't stay still in his car seat.  He bounces back and forth and shakes his head and you have to constantly tell him to sit correctly in his seat.


armygirl16
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Sorry lol.  I guess I should have posted the symptoms too.  :)

Quoting shell3m:

see, this is what's throwing me off,  on the video he looks like he would just have ADHD, but then the way you describe him sounds like Autism to a tee.  Def. get him tested.  :)

Quoting armygirl16:

Okay this is his behavior:

When he talks to you he doesn't look AT you it seems like he is staring off into space all day.  He is constantly rocking back and forth.  He has gotten somewhat better around other kids but he hits and even had a baseball bat once and hit a kid with it (not hard and he got in a lot of trouble), he can't express what he wants, he hits as a way to express himself.  He NEVER does anything when you ask him to.  Its like he dosn't hear you.  You ask him to put his socks on and hand him his socks and if you are doing somthing else you will find him downstairs playing a video game and his socks are on the floor.  You have to be standing right there telling him over and over to put his socks/shoes on for him to do it.  He has to be constantly told while he is doing somethign for him to do it.  

He has speech problems (like says "bewivia" instead of Olivia).  He is very good at math though.  Better then his 7 year old brother.  His brother and him are 18 months apart but there is a HUGE maturity difference between the two.  Austin seems younger because of how he acts and he prefers to play with 2-3 year olds if he plays with others at all.  He only wants to stay inside and play video games and he doesn't know what to do if he isn't playing games.  You have to force him to go outside and he never wants to.  He doesn't like playing with other kids and much prefers to play alone and could play alone all day if he could.

He is big for his age, people are always suprised when you tell them he is 5, he was in a high back booster in the car but I had to buy him a Frontier85 because he wouldn't stay still in his car seat.  He bounces back and forth and shakes his head and you have to constantly tell him to sit correctly in his seat.



armygirl16
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:24 PM

BUMP!

JTNMD711
by on Feb. 23, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Doesnt have to be "lazy eye" but it could be something neurological that does not allow the eyes to focus on one thing for a long time, wheras with autism, the obvious sign of no eye contact are "looking down" looking away" looking at your forehead, or lips, fleeting eye contact, etc.  The child looks like he is struggling to pull the eyes into focusing.  Eye exam won't hurt to rule out that possibility before taking the boy to a neurolgist for an autism evaluation. 

Quoting armygirl16:

lazy eye with both eyes?  When he does focus on something his eyes look straight at you.  I know lots of people with a lazy eye and they don't do this..I posted in another group all the other signs he has though too.  

Quoting JTNMD711:

Hmmm, possible lazy eye and i can hear his speech problem.  Not sure about the autism tho, didnt see any obvious signs.  Would have his eyes checked as soon as possible because if it is a eye problem that can be corrected at a young age.



WildCat73
by on Feb. 23, 2011 at 2:41 PM

my daughter has adhd inattentive but she does not look like that but she is sensitive to the sounds etc. so she was tested i am waiting still for the results but we just know. youngest  looks around when you talk to her , hits others and cries on a whim. it is worth getting him tested so you know for sure. both of my girls have other signs of autism. no child always presents the same way. good luck. his mom has to be in denial not to see that :(

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