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Old 02-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #11
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Could be a Sensory Processing disorder, rather than full on Autism spectrum. My son was diagnosed with SPD at age 4 and for awhile we did wonder a little if he might be on the spectrum. He is a combination of sensory avoider and seeker just depending on what it is. He had delayed speech (over 2 years old before he really started talking) and still shows some difficulty with social skills. He's in Occupational therapy and has been for the past year. He's made a lot of progress through it too.

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:12 PM   #12
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Could be a Sensory Processing disorder, rather than full on Autism spectrum. My son was diagnosed with SPD at age 4 and for awhile we did wonder a little if he might be on the spectrum. He is a combination of sensory avoider and seeker just depending on what it is. He had delayed speech (over 2 years old before he really started talking) and still shows some difficulty with social skills. He's in Occupational therapy and has been for the past year. He's made a lot of progress through it too.
I am almost positive he has some SPD going on. He's a sensory seeker at times and an avoider at others.
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Good luck mama! My son blossomed in developmental preschool. It was great for him. 5 days a week, and bus transportation (complete with harnesses) is provided. I would highly recommend you give it a chance. He loves going (after the initial adjustment period), and his vocabulary has skyrocketed to the point that after about 9 months, he is age appropriate and beyond. They work on his sensory needs, and help get him prepared to function in a kindy class. His class is small, and they have an OT, ST, preschool teacher, and a para for 10 kids.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:19 AM   #14
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Good luck mama! My son blossomed in developmental preschool. It was great for him. 5 days a week, and bus transportation (complete with harnesses) is provided. I would highly recommend you give it a chance. He loves going (after the initial adjustment period), and his vocabulary has skyrocketed to the point that after about 9 months, he is age appropriate and beyond. They work on his sensory needs, and help get him prepared to function in a kindy class. His class is small, and they have an OT, ST, preschool teacher, and a para for 10 kids.
Oh good! That sounds just like what he will get when he turns 3. My daughter is in that school now because its integrated special Ed and it has been amazing for her! I am excited for him to go. But, until he turns 3, they want him in "autism" school 25 hours a week. I'm pretty sure we will let him go if he qualifies because I can see it only helping him. 25 hours is just so long for a 2 yr old!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:28 PM   #15
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For an autism eval. My son is saying 1 new word daily at least and is now able to finish some sentences in his favorite books. He takes notice of other kids a d wants to be near them. Routine does not matter to him. He's very loving and will seek out attention from adults and some other kids. Does he sound possibly autistic to you? Language is his big deficit, but he is making progress. 3 months ago he had zero words.
He sounds almost exactly like my son except that your boy is progressing much faster with speech. Our therapists and doctors are not at all concerned about autism.


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Good luck mama! My son blossomed in developmental preschool. It was great for him. 5 days a week, and bus transportation (complete with harnesses) is provided. I would highly recommend you give it a chance. He loves going (after the initial adjustment period), and his vocabulary has skyrocketed to the point that after about 9 months, he is age appropriate and beyond. They work on his sensory needs, and help get him prepared to function in a kindy class. His class is small, and they have an OT, ST, preschool teacher, and a para for 10 kids.
This is so great to hear! We will be starting preschool in September and our boy will have a speech therapist and personal assistant so I love to hear the success stories!
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:09 AM   #16
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Well, we did the screening test. It's basically a junior version of the ADOS from what I understand. It was exactly the train wreck I expected. They told me it was geared to non-verbal kids, but there was a whole lot of verbal directions. Also, every time my son showed interest in a toy, it was taken out of his hands and he was alerted to something else. He looked up at the man screening him every time his name was called even though he was screaming hysterically. They were unsure how to score it and were having a team meeting. His EI teacher obviously can't diagnose, but said that he was probably just quirky. I agree with that. I feel like he's just way to socially aware for autism.
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