When do you know your child needs a behavioral specialist?
We are at our wits end sometimes with all the things that he will get into. My DS is 4 and will get into the refrigerator constantly. He will pour out pitchers of drinks (just did this one), put things in there..a banana the other day, will take food out like pepperonis and strawberries and will go running with them. He digs under the elements on the stove to get the burnt residue under there and will put it in his mouth. He will push any button that is near him, cell phones, dvd players, wii. These behaviors are not just at home. He is a wanderer and a runner. He is almost non-verbal. I get no advice whatsoever from his ped. other than he will eventually stop. What do you think? If his doctor thinks this, is she gonna give me a reference for him to see one. He is enrolled and attending a public school special ed pre-k (2nd yr) and receives OT and ST there. We are seeking outside services as well. I guess I just wanted some input. Has ABA or other than the listed therapies helped? If someone tells me get him on the GF/CF diet, it is not possible. It is too expensive and a nightmare. We tried this and I thought I was gonna lose my mind. Plus my DS is small/skinny for his age and he was losing weight. Maybe I am just having "one of those days" , but I am seriously tired of not being able to get through to him. I seriously need guidance or something. Thanks for listening :)
Angie aka homemommie