Hey, I'm new here...just kind of at a bit of a loss and hoping to learn from someone else's experience. I'll try not to be til long....
I have a 4yo son who has a range of mild but accumulating issues that I noticed starting at 18mos. Repetitive behaviors (fixation), speech delay (but also blocked ears), sensory seeking behavior like crashing, tip toes, falling down. We've been to several drs, not to be pushy but out of concern. We were told he had many red flags by some drs, but then told that's he's too social to have any form asd. That was 2 yts ago, now he goes to preschool with an IEP for speech and
We thought all was well, but having now lived with parents a few months, they have expressed concern with some things that we notice but didn't think anything of. I'm thinking now that the routine of preschool is masking some things he really does struggle with. These things my
Parents mentioned... Which I notice but thought nothing of in the scheme of things:
1) he sings or hums constantly unless very engrossed in an activity that is stimulating. I don't think he knows he's doing it, so telling him to stop doesn't work
2) wipes his mouth between every bite he eats with paper towel..sometimes several times
3) gets stuck in a loop when he's talking and the harder he thinks about it the worse it gets. Repeating whole words or phrases. Not all the time, and not really like studdering
4) Asks same questions dozens of times, and if I slow him down and ask him what hea already been told, sometimes he knows sometimes not
As well as the physical sensory seeking behavior from before, but under More control
I kinda overlooked this stuff- or at least disregarded it because he's not so glaringly different, just a "goofy , quirky" kid. But now that others are pointing out concerns , it's like the blinders have been pulled up.
These sound too complicated to be tics but not really normal behavior in the volume that it happens. Anyone experience anything like this???
on Feb. 27, 2013 at 1:58 AM