My son will be 5 years old next month. Ever since he was a toddler i noticed many of the autistic signs but refused to beleive it. The daycare told me abpout some issues he was having and suggested i call early steps wich i did. They did a bunch of questions and said that because he didnt flap his hands or was completely zoned out, that he didnt have it. My husband answered lots of the questions and pretty much said he did things he didnt. Anyways i didnt qualify for any type of help and my husband wouldnt have me talking about our child possibly having a the disorder. I worked with him as much as i could and he did start talking and comunicating at around 2 and a half. Late but he did it. His behavior goes back and forth, now that he is older he cant keep still almost bounces off the wall, He repeats things over and over again and will never be quiet. I have noticed he asksto play with the little neighbors yet he get very scared of going outside because he says there are bugs out there. He is having a hard time at school too because he cant really grab ahold of a pencil. When i see him interacting with kids his age, he plays fine but when it comes to talking to them.... well he just says nonsense. Sentences that have no meaning. He acts like an adult around them and bosses them around. Im scared he wont be able to make friends and i want to know if this will get better with age. He is my first child and i can already tell the difference between him and my 1 year old daughter who is already saying words and comunicating etc. I just dont know what to do. I keep wanting to get him help and took him to the pediatrician a few weeks ago and told him my concerns. He just asked my child to look at him and since my child did, that was the end of that and gave me number of a psychiatrist and told me if he continues behaving that way that maybe he could help out. He never tested him for anything. Will he better with age? I noticed he did get better cause he started talking and comunicating with us just want to know what i can do. Someone with more knowledge please help me.
on Oct. 19, 2012 at 1:24 PM