Are his problems sensory related or should he be in pyshotherapy?

Child is 2 y o old male. Has tantrums at daycare when told "no". Mostly plays alone. Gets mad, pulls hair. Language is delayed. Is using a few words and 2 word phrases. Does not appear to be listening. If he does not get his way he shuts down. Sometimes has far off look in eyes. Like he is not with it. Can be loving and sweet until things do not go his way. Is this sensory related? Getting OT and speech therapy and seeing some progress in speech.Wondering if this child would benefit from psycho therapy due to his anti social behavior or could this be something else?

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Oct 02, 2012
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high functioning autism
by: Anonymous

He sounds a lot like my son in preschool. When he was 12 he was diagnosed as "semantic-Pragmatic Disorder" which is a high functioning form of autism. Getting early help will make the transition much easier into older grades. In preschool my son sat outside of circle time for 1 year before joining, would often choose to eat at a table by himself and sat under a desk to cry or throw fits when things weren't going his way. He had wonderful teachers to understood he needed to process this way, even without a diagnosis. A lot of sensory issues are tied into ASD. Don't be scared by the wors "autism".

Aug 26, 2012
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More to this than sensory processing issues
by: Anonymous

I know that he is not autistic. I think there is something going on with auditory processing. The tantrums may be from tactile issues, him not wanting the other kids to get to close to him. The "shutting down" thing concerns me. Like he just gets frustrated and then he won't do anything. He acknowledges the other children however seems to have no desire to play with them. Does not participate in sing alongs and becomes really closed off when class is doing "wheels on the bus". Loves to be picked up by adults. Goes easily to speech and OT. There just seems to be more to him...just trying to figure him out.

Aug 25, 2012
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sensory or physio
by: Anonymous

Hi, i know this is autism, read Thinking in Pictures or youtube this the author is TEMPLE GRANDIN. The delayed speech, the tantrums and the being on their own. Sensory problems may also be relevant. Good luck. I hope i havent been too blunt, I only wish another parent had been with me. We would have had known what path to go down. Less time wasted. All my best.

Aug 24, 2012
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2 yr old-
by: Anonymous

check out info on attachment disorder/symptoms. It seems more like control issues that could be stemming from anxious/ambivalent attachment?
good luck

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