my dd is going to the joint assessment clinic on wednesday to find out if she has ASD, she had a home assessment yesterday with a early intervention therapist, she could not tell us anything until wednesday but did say that dd has a lot of traits of ASD, this is totally not shocking as i would be surprised if they say she is not ASD. One thing the therapist was very shocked about was that my dd aged 5.3 puts everything in her mouth and i mean everything like, bread knifes, small toys, coins, washing powder, muck, poo if she got the chance- she mentioned pica to me, which i believe is like a craving for non food items. i asked was it normal for ASD kids to do this and she said hmmm maybe.
just wondering does anyone with asd dc have this problem or is it something else?
dd also licks things like peoples arms, lamp posts, cars...
He is being assessed atm ...but yes his mother thinks so. My friends boy has really improved with age (in terms of mouthing/eating things) ... he had a few trips to a&e with swallowed objects when he was very little (he's 8 now). It's not really a big problem now.
Yup, my son who is undergoing ASD assessment constantly licks and chews things. My three year old now passes him bits of paper to chew! He licks his fingers and hands constantly too and has been known to lick the door handle at school