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Regression and challenging behaviour.

(6 Posts)
Onesieone Wed 26-Mar-14 17:49:13

My ds is 31/2. He has a diagnosis of ASD and SPD. I have been lucky he has toilet train ed beautifully been affectionate and had no behavioural probs. UNTIL NOW! Holy god today he has pissed himself 5 times despite being taken to the toilet. His behaviour has been awful. Climbing kicking pushing and squealing, the loudest ear piercing squeal I have ever heard. I'm totally worn out. I don't know how to discipline him. He has such minimal language understanding. Can anyone please give me ideas or direct me to somewhere which will help me please. confused

PolterGoose Wed 26-Mar-14 18:17:40

I'm a few years ahead of you and IME often (not always) these types of regressions precede a developmental spurt, and sometimes it's early signs of illness. Also think about whether anything has changed.

Good luck and hope it gets better for you soon wine

Onesieone Wed 26-Mar-14 19:55:01

I did wonder was he coming down with the cold. Hard to know isn't it.

PolterGoose Wed 26-Mar-14 20:03:12

It is hard, mine's very verbal but can't communicate needs/feelings etc IYSWIM and I can't always work it out. It's usually one of those hindsight "aaah that's why he <insert extreme behaviour>" lightbulb moments.

Onesieone Wed 26-Mar-14 20:35:55

I have to say its a very steep learning curve to me. Ds is my ties of four children and I'm struggling like never before to try to understand him. The language deficit makes it a million times harder.

PolterGoose Wed 26-Mar-14 20:37:59

Keep a diary, it will really help you spot patterns, it's impossible to remember everything and you will work stuff out quicker if you find a way to record what happens day by day. I didn't do this but really wish I had.

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