My 2 year old son

by halena
(jamestown ny usa)

my son was born 5lb 4oz and i already felt bad about that. He really never cried as a baby expect when it was doctor visit day. He hated the doctor touching him and the shots part like every other child. but i started to notice something wrong when he didnt talk. He was one and a half when he said da da but that was only one day now hes two and nothing comes out but a hum sound. he cant look you in the eye except when you are singing. and when u stop im matter of seconds he will not look at you. doesnt respond to name unless you sing it in a song.when he is happy he will scream to the top of his lungs. over and over a gain wave his hands back and forth with his body tightening up. The doctor told me to get a eval on speech. He of course failed cause at 20mo he still hasn't said a word.


His speech teacher comes over twice a week for and hour. She told me he might have a sensory issue. We are getting the test done next week but the thing i dont get is why dose he look at me when i sing but not when im talking. I sometimes cry at night for him. But i try to teach him sign language to help us communicate but hard when he is not looking at me unless i sing. can any one help on what he has please.

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Aug 04, 2011
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Get him evaluated ASAP, things get better!
by: Vcky

When you described your son it was like describing mine, we have gone thru a series of evaluations, neurologist, didn?t find anything wrong and referred us to the developmental ped who said he has big sensory issues and that he might be in the spectrum of autism, but that our son was too young to actually diagnose him, told us to get him on OT and ST ASAP, we have been doing that he?s has improved a lot, now he interacts with us, respond to name, plays with others but his speech is still behind, the developmental ped told us the improvement was great but that she still wanted us to take him to a geneticist to do some genetic test, we did that what we were told is that he is lacking carnitine, gave us a special diet and we stated the supplements almost a month ago, he has improved so much the lack of eye contact is gone, starting to speak in short phrases (long way to go still) gives kisses says hi to strangers, while before he was in his own world. We still have a lot of work to do, but what im telling you is you need to get him evaluated and help him now is critical at this age and the OT and ST are essential

Jul 02, 2011
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Further evaluation
by: Debbie

You should absolutely try to find a developmental pediatrician even if you have to drive a distance. Your child is at a critical stage of development right now and no time should be wasted. You need an Occupational Therapist added to the Speech therapist a minimum. Many children with forms of SID and or autism ( or autism spectrum disorders) respond to higher pitched sounds and musical sounds. It has to do with the way their brains process sounds. There is so much that can be done to help your child!!

Jul 02, 2011
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evals
by: Anonymous

Your Dr should be referring you for more evals than speech and sensory issues. Sensory eval would be fine but you should be able to have full evals done to rule out a variety of possible problems. In our area we have AEA, and Early Intervention programs, really there are normally more screening type programs for the 0-5 age group it seems than older kids. I would be very pushy with this since you are his mom and it is your right. Also I know the earlier they start interventions for issues like SPD or autism, the better the result can be.

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