Is my son on the autism spectrum?
I have a 2 and 1/2 year old son. He was in therapy a year ago because he was not speaking or walking. He is doing both now and out of therapy. He can talk and communicate – not great – and is social and loving. But he has some strange habits such as spinning. He is fascinated with anything that spins. He will turn anything over with wheels and spin them around. He likes necklaces because he can spin them in the air.
He will wave his hand in front of his face. Especially when he is tired. He hates to be dressed and screams and will try to pull the clothes off.
Just some really strange behavior. Will he grow out of it? I have not sought therapy but maybe I should. Any experience with this? I don’t think he is autistic but he may have a “spectrum” disorder. From what I have researched.
With the autistic spectrum its more about where a child fits most. He certainly has some sensory processing issues. The clothes being naked thing he will grow out of that is sensory. Look for clothes with nothing itchy, too warm, very soft. The visual stimming he may not grow out of but it may become more socially acceptable, like he likes kaleidoscopes, or to view the stars thru a telescope rather than waving his hand in front of his face or spinning necklaces.
Do the following assessment, I find it very accurate:
and call early intervention, they will assess and treat if he qualifies for services. I have 3 sons all on the autistic spectrum. And for 1 of my sons he no longer qualified for ECE (early childhood educator) but because of his social delays, and quirks EI paid for a typical preschool @ 2 yrs old the entire year, it was a few thousand dollars.
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