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Perseveration..... What to do about DS talking at everyone about his favourite topic?

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tartanterror Sat 02-Apr-16 19:54:45

That's it really. I've no idea how to tackle this. He persists even if asked to stop! I've tried the direct approach but it seems to be undoing progress in other areas - he's getting more resistant/angry again. Any tips that have worked for you? Thanks

PolterGoose Sat 02-Apr-16 20:34:26

Being absolutely blunt has been best here. But sometimes he needs to just do it, it can help anxiety.

Started years ago pretending to fall asleep or feign comedy death when he monologued without looking. Just to make a point you need to 'check your audience'.

Progressed to saying he could tell me 3 things.

Asking him to explain or teach me one thing.

Now he's 12, more aware but sometimes just can't hold back, but I might say you can tell me about X but first I'm going to tell you about Y wink

Toffeelatteplease Sat 02-Apr-16 20:46:17

Balance and teaching.

I would expect DS' attention to things that don't naturally interest him and for him to be involved in a social environment even when he isn't keen. In return I show some interest and expect others to show some interest as well.

You kind of scaffold the conversation. "DS that is fantastic talking. Now Grandma and me are going to talk about...../ we're going to have a little peace and quiet now"

tartanterror Mon 04-Apr-16 22:04:19

Thanks - it seemed to reach a peak last week while the GPs were here and has settled back to normal levels..... polter it does seem that anxiety might be a factor here too

zzzzz Mon 04-Apr-16 22:16:55

Would it be awful to say I just think of other things blushgrin

PolterGoose Tue 05-Apr-16 07:17:30

zzzzz I tried that but then I get asked questions shock

zzzzz Tue 05-Apr-16 08:17:05

mine just think I'm a bit dim grin

tartanterror Wed 06-Apr-16 07:02:21

LOL zzzzz

Sirzy Wed 06-Apr-16 07:05:31

I really struggle with this, there are only so many times I can listen to the same routes over again, or discuss the merits of using various routes to get to a destination. If I ask him to stop or try to change the subject I get "but I was just telling you" often followed by tears!

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