by Enna

I am a special education teacher who has worked for a year with toddlers on the Autistic spectrum and many years with children who demonstrate behavioral problems.

Recently I have started my own family and have noted characteristics in my own children that are not as severe but have become a concern for me. I find it very difficult to find out information on less severe cases.

For instance...
My son is 2 and a half, tends to toe walk, drools when excessively when excited, constantly makes loud sounds and tends not to respond when his name is called, he struggles with making the sound "l", "r". and a few others. Sort of typical for a two year old but after working with so many children I notice a difference between him and other kids his age.

My concern is that I watch so many children who demonstrate these type of problems fall under the radar because there is no information for them. They do not fall as a severe case but on the same token it is not typical. What advice can you give me on how to help these type of children.

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Nov 01, 2011
seek professional help NOW
by: Anonymous

if you are concerned about your child's development, seek help asap. find a qualified occupational therapist and get some answers and tools for your and for your son. i had concerns early on with my son and the best thing i did was to not question my motherly instincts and not to listen to others who said, oh it will get better, it's just a stage, it's normal, etc. mom's know. :)

an occupational therapist will be able to help you assess what is going on. there is a link on this website to help locate ot's in different areas.

good luck.

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