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Ds and certain behaviours, anyone else?

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Skylar123 Fri 21-Feb-14 20:49:13

My Ds watches the same cartoons over and over, he watches certain bits of it then rewinds and watches again and again. He also does this thing where he will insist I watch a certain part (which often I have seen 100 times already), he will not let me take my eyes off and gets cross and rewinds again if I glance away for a mili second. This happens umpteen times a day and per cartoon. What is this all about ? Is it part of his ASD or something else? Anyone else have a child that does this.
A newer thing is also to how watch everything with subtitles and audio which I presume audio helps him understand what is going on, what people are doing, etc and subtitles so he can read what they are saying as well as listen.
Anyone familiar with any of this, if love to know.

Frusso Fri 21-Feb-14 21:12:51

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Skylar123 Fri 21-Feb-14 21:44:48

Thanks for commenting. It can be very frustrating at times. Does your dd have a dx?

blueeyedmonster Fri 21-Feb-14 21:54:37

Yup ds does this. Can watch the same bit over and over for ages.

RinkyDinkyDoo Fri 21-Feb-14 22:00:00

DS had never shown any interest in the remote control like NT children. He used to hand it to me and say what he wanted to watch, so I'd oblige.
One day I thought he should k ow how to use the remote. I taught him how to press in the numbers of the channels he watches most frequently and how to rewind. SILLY ME!!!!!
He now rewinds and watches the same selected parts over and over. Thankfully he has now tired of the lady having her legs waxed and shouting WOWCHER, followed by DS manic laughter.

Skylar123 Fri 21-Feb-14 22:07:11

Lol rinky Ds loves certain adverts too , to the point of fixation. Knows the words off by heart, says them randomly.

Skylar123 Fri 21-Feb-14 22:08:10

What dx do your dc's have, if any?

RinkyDinkyDoo Fri 21-Feb-14 22:14:41

DS is 6, 7 next month and dx is ASD and has learning difficulties. Also has sensory issues. He likes youtube on the iPad as well.
Just recently he has been tapping in his own preferences, lots of nursery rhymes from when he was little, using phonics for typing. I'm really chuffed, as he doesn't realise it's spelling,literacy skills had also independent working, but if I never hear "there were ten in the bed and the little one said..." I won't be sorry.

Frusso Fri 21-Feb-14 22:15:29

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RinkyDinkyDoo Fri 21-Feb-14 22:16:54

Oh and he has a lot of echolalia and his language specifically revolves around delayed echolalia. Thankfully he's stopped saying. "Hi, I'm Barry Scott......" Off the cillit bang adverts grin

blueeyedmonster Fri 21-Feb-14 22:18:13

Ds DX ASD and ADHD. We hide the remotes at times but he climbs to find them then hides them. He also likes to have the telly loud. Music has to be up full blast on his CD player. His shuffle is so loud I can hear it.

I hate to say it but ds is 12 and still does this. Current favourite is the end of despicable me 2, at the wedding. I has got to the point I have actually downloaded the soundtrack to his MP3 for him to listen to at bedtime! He has a dx of aspergers, but day to day many people wouldn't know it.

When he gets a new dvd he will watch it until he can turn it on at any point and know exactly where he is in the film, what has happened and what is coming next. ANd that often occurs by him watching it, then watching it again as soon as it finishes, then again until I force him to turn it off.

(Mind you, I have aspergers as well, and have a selection of favourite films which I will watch on a semi regular basis. I'm nowhere near as bad as ds though)

Holycowiloveyoureyes Fri 21-Feb-14 22:24:47

DS is obsessed with numbers and the other week we had the BBC news channel on and he saw the countdown they do every hour. The numbers countdown in seconds.
Now I can be sat watching a programme when suddenly it gets turned over to the news channel. I then realise it's nearly on the hour!
Not at all irritating...

Holycowiloveyoureyes Fri 21-Feb-14 22:25:25

He has no DX yet.

Skylar123 Fri 21-Feb-14 22:43:30

Thanks guys all interesting , Ds has private dx for now with nhs looming in April. Sometimes I'm not sure if private dx is right, something is going on, clearly , was just interested to hear from others.
Are your dc's also very controlling at times and everything has to be on his terms.
My Ds seems to want to control my attention all the time ie if I am having a conversation he will repeatedly interrupt or call me over and over . He also has great concentration with his iPad/my phone and would sit on one or the other all day long if he could, literally, however when he is not focused on this he seems to lose control and be all over the place.

blueeyedmonster Fri 21-Feb-14 22:44:22

Do we share a ds?

Skylar123 Fri 21-Feb-14 22:47:56

wine blue

Skylar123 Fri 21-Feb-14 22:56:38

What about social interaction and imaginary play?

My Ds has a small group of friends at school , well one really.

Sch say he plays imaginary play and role play, autism advisory said he was doing fine in role play with friend playing harry potter. Ds actually thinks he is harry potter and is harry potter crazy and was acting out what he knows so well from the films and games he plays. He will not play anything else which obviously limits who wants to play with him at times.

Is that imaginary play if actually he is just copying stuff and I can tell you exactly what he is playing and what he is doing before anyone observes him.

Anyone else's dc do this type or play with dx of ASD or is there no imaginary play whatsoever, copied, learnt or otherwise

Holycowiloveyoureyes Fri 21-Feb-14 23:02:47

Yes DS is very controlling. He wants everything on his terms and threatens us if they're not.
He wants everyone to play what he wants, when this really means he wants us to sit there and do as we re told.

He acts out scenes from star wars but I think this is copied from the films, not using his imagination.

We're still waiting assessment and are in limbo with it all, it's so hard isn't it, I feel likje I over analyse everything.

blueeyedmonster Fri 21-Feb-14 23:06:35

Yes ds plays like that. I watch DD do imaginary play and realise that ds never ever did it. He plays 'boss race' or 'busted' from a computer game. That's as far as it goes. Although today he made his dressing gown into a cape and ran like a superhero grin Maybe that's because he'd watched spiderman yesterday.........

Holycowiloveyoureyes Fri 21-Feb-14 23:07:51

Yes blueeyed, I watch DD playing and realise how different they are.

Skylar123 Fri 21-Feb-14 23:10:06

holy me too about the over analysing but I think that we have to be on top of what we are seeing to get the right help. It is very hard. I hope you move forward soon with your assessments, any idea how long ? I've just managed to move ours forward from may to April. I don't like our paed though she is very dismissive but she has got less dismissive since the private dx

Skylar123 Fri 21-Feb-14 23:15:27

Yes I have older dd and imaginary play was very evident she is NT. My Ds never and I mean never played with cars, trains, dress up stuff he has never pushed a car along the floor or up the walls making broom broom noises like my nephews did/do. He was and still isn't interested in toys only lego and building blocks when young , he preferred to watch the washing machine tbh. I got some cars last year delibrately to see how he would play with them and I left the room for five mins when I came back they were all lined up in a row , his feet were also lined with them lol - he sat there like that. Also often lines his lego up and god help you if anyone messes it up!

Frusso Fri 21-Feb-14 23:22:43

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Frusso Fri 21-Feb-14 23:37:41

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