Page 2 | Best early intervention for a young child showing very clear signs of asd.

(32 Posts)
lovingthecoast Tue 10-Jul-12 11:34:01

Yes, I came across that book when searching on here. It's Aba isn't it? Aba seems to be the only therapy I've heard of although the woman in Scotland does something different but can't remember what. I feel like I cannot retain anything at the moment.

OP’s posts: |
lovingthecoast Tue 10-Jul-12 11:31:41

Thanks Hothead. I've never heard of RDI or handle but off to google. Just impatient thinking he'll be 1yr in oct and we need to do our best whilst he's little.
Getting someone in to help a bit would be useful. By the end of the wk I'll have all 4 home in the day and DH will be in the US for 2wks. I'm stressed just thinking about it!

OP’s posts: |
HotheadPaisan Tue 10-Jul-12 11:24:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lovingthecoast Tue 10-Jul-12 11:23:27

Sorry that should be done thing not fine.

OP’s posts: |
HotheadPaisan Tue 10-Jul-12 11:23:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lovingthecoast Tue 10-Jul-12 11:22:08

Should also have added that DS never notices whether we come or go from a room and has never turned to watch us leave as my others did. Also hates being held. He tolerated it when little but now he's bigger he just pushes away. Also never answers to his name and doesnt understand mummy and daddy. Had both hearing and vision checked and both fine. Thanks

And sorry if it's not the fine thing to mention people and therapies by name. Hope I haven't upset anyone! Just new to this.

OP’s posts: |
lovingthecoast Tue 10-Jul-12 10:46:53

Hi, I've been posting on and off about ds2 since he was about 6mth-he's now almost 10mths. He is my 4th so I noticed straight away things weren't right. Everyone has been so helpful on the other threads so I'm hoping to pick your brains once more.
Ok, just to summarise; couldn't BF, way too passive, never makes any noise at all, doesn't reach out, terrible eye contact, doesn't smile AT us but has this strange smile on his face most of the time, freaked out by noise but seems to have super sonic hearing. Recently he has started just about picking things up and letting them go immediately as if they are hot, then doing the same thing again and again. Also can spend an hour just staring at his own hands as he turns and twists them around.

So, thinking we may as well do what we can now but can't find much info relating to a 10mth old. Have found a few things through google and would appreciate any info on any of it inc the names I have found. Please feel free to CAT me if you'd rather not discuss in public as I'm desperate to make the right decisions at this stage.

Ok, googling has come up with
-a woman called Ruth Glynn Owen who has a website called early start or something. She works with children from 12mths. Only problem is she is based in Scotland and we are on the south coast! Any info appreciated though!
-a company called autism partnership who are in London and Leeds and will do Aba with children as young as 16mths with or without a diagnosis.
-a man called Duncan fennemore similar to above but with lots of good reviews on Internet and long waiting list.
-a clinic in London called infant mental health clinic where they treat children as you g as 6mths. Run by an Israeli woman called Dr Stella aqu.. (sorry can't remember exactly but think she is well published)

Any views on the above or any other suggestions of what to do would be most welcome. Just feel so helpless and desperate to do something. Thanks

OP’s posts: |

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in