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Autism? Pls help(4 Posts)
I am a young mother and completely lost so please be kind. I have a DS who is almost 3 years old. He's a strong willed,he does not attend nursery but has been attending playgroup.
Some of his behaviour has made me question whether I should be concerned. He often doesn't make eye contact with me when I ask him to look at me, he has trouble sharing, can switch from one mood to another. He can also be really aggressive with other children. He has real trouble with his attention Span unless it is something to do with his books,tv (I don't let him watch much) and trucks/tractors. He also has trouble if his routine is disrupted, is quite active and I have had more than one person comment on keeping an eye on his behaviour. He was referred to a speech therapist for his speech and they did comment on his lack of attention Span but he was discharged few months later. I hae a 1.5DD so sometimes when my DS has a meltdown in playgroup i really struggle to cope and i end up feeling so incredibly overwhelmed and lost. I don't know if I should speak to someone or if this is normal. I love my D'S so much but sometimes I feel like maybe there is more to his sudden outbursts than just normal three year old behaviour.
He sounds fairly neurotypical so far but he's still very young. Does he climb in your lap and cuddle you. Perhaps he's just a bit bored and getting frustrated.
Lots of 3yo have trouble sharing and prefer routine so it may be nothing. Talk to your GP if you are worried but it may be a bit early yet.
He does cuddle me at times but he is obsessed with touching my stomach and will often spin around till he gets very dizzy.
Does he sound like this at all? I agree that not sharing and liking routines does sound pretty typical.