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Could my 4yo have ASD too.

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AlanaImogen Thu 02-Mar-17 22:36:50

Ok, so I have a 6 year old little boy with ASD (aspergers side of spectrum) he is very very bright and is obsessed with time and date and science basically anything to do with the world.
Very naughty at home I mean like actually causing serious harm to people,hyperative, no fear, sound sensitivity and eats anything given to him. Only diagnosed a few weeks ago.

Then I have another little boy who I know is "different" if you like.
Very behind at school, 4 years old can't hold a pen properly, can't wipe his own bum, doesn't eat ANYTHING unless it's golden coloured (I.e chicken nuggets and chips, fish fingers and waffles) very laid back but can snap when you very least expect it, under speech and language because he cannot speak properly, sleep walks eveey single night and closes in socially when in large groups.

My question is to me it seems like my younger boy is more autistic than what my older boy is but behaves better. Is it possible for my little boy to have autism to in another form because he suffers academically aswell

zzzzz Fri 03-Mar-17 00:25:39

Yes but I'm surprised SALT haven't picked up on it. Why not ask what they think at his next appointment?

AlanaImogen Fri 03-Mar-17 07:24:04

He hasn't been seen yet. Only got referred 2 weeks ago because school are worried

zzzzz Fri 03-Mar-17 07:48:43

Well as you probably know salt can be a gateway to other assessment. It's perfectly possible as all siblings are more likely than the general population to have ASD but I believe statistically the chance is still larger that he would be nt.

Only assessment will tell you.

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