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Autism help please
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Lily189 · 16/02/2022 10:38

Hi everyone I have a 1 year old son and we have for awhile noticed hes showing alot of signs but recently anyone who meets him and family member have been saying to us they think he has it
I in no way want to label him or care if he does have it hes my baby and I love him
I'm just wanting to know do I need to mention it to the doctor I just want to make sure what's best for my son

He dosnt say much he used to say bye mama dada baba hi
Now he only says baba
He constantly paces he barely sits down at all
He goes up down on his tip toes flaps his arms
Makes high pitched squeaks he always takes our hands to touch things or feel things before he will
He walks about finger flicking with his hands
He cant see any door or cupboard open and gets upset if we try keep it open
He completely blanks people and other kids and dosnt play
He only shows affection towards me
Hes really funny about textures and he like hyper focused on the tv with his 2 tv shows hell watch
He just acts way older than his age and is always away in his own world like no ones around him
I know alot things can be normal toddler behaviour but it's because of all the comments from people and the things weve noticed
I just want to know if he needs any help as I'm worried for nursery (our local one takes 2 year olds hell be 2 in September)if hell just go in and stay on his own as he wint play with anyone even his cousins when their all together

Anyone been in similar situation what did you do what's some ways I can help him and help bring on his speech
Hes the most amazing wee biy and so well behaved just want to do the best for him
I'm just overthinking and worrying about him

All advice be great Tia

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orinocosfavoritecake · 16/02/2022 10:40

I’d ask for this to be moved to the special needs children’s board. You’ll get a lot of useful advice there.

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giggly · 16/02/2022 10:44

Honestly your first port of call needs to be your health visitor not MN where you will get a lot of misinformation.

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Sockpile · 16/02/2022 10:47

Definitely speak to your health visitor. You can request he sees a developmental paediatrician but may have to push for this as he’s so young.

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Spottiswoode · 16/02/2022 10:52

Anyone been in similar situation what did you do what's some ways I can help him and help bring on his speech

I knew at 12 months but didn’t get diagnosis until 20 months.

I would think that Most important is to respond to his needs as he expresses them. Any attempts that he makes to communicate respond to him, especially non-verbal communication. Speech /Language is only one part of communication. You know your son and his ways of communicating with you, respond to his ways of communicating and expand on them. Language doesn’t always start with words. Non-verbal communication is a foundation.

Health Visitor will probably tell you “wait and see”. But maybe you’ll have an exceptional one who doesn’t.

Good luck, OP.

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Duracellbunnywannabe · 16/02/2022 11:35

Parallel play, playing next to with but not with other children is developmentally normal until the age of 3.

Definitely speak to his HV. He should be due a developmental check soon. Ask to be referred to audiology for a hearing test and to speech and language therapy - both have massive waiting lists so do this now.

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StrictlyAFemaleFemale · 06/08/2022 11:57

Focus on communication rather than speech. Try sign language.
Get a hearing test to be on the safe side.
Continue to keep a diary of symptoms like youve done in your OP.

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alnawire · 06/08/2022 12:05

Written by a mother, not a professional.

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StressyMcStressFace · 06/08/2022 12:36

Speak to a GP or health visitor about your concerns. They will likely refer him for further assessment regardless of what the eventual outcome may be. Autism is not diagnosed until 3 years old but there is lots of help and support out there for children younger than that with you sort of concerns. I would do it sooner rather than later so you can access support as soon as you can. Hope that is helpful x

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alnawire · 06/08/2022 14:22

Actually, with an Autism specialist AND a Autism therapist.

Tried and true with my own Autistic child.


But thanks for your imput love.

Urgh. So rude. For no reason.

It doesnt hurt to try and help.

That's why I commented.

Also if anyone has any concerns or want help with therapy, that I have not already posted on my blog. Let me know and I can work with my Autistic childs therapist and specialist to come up with a program for your child.

How much does it cost?

Because supporting each other instead of criticism is what we should be doing.

It wasn't a criticism, it was an observation

Autism is a struggle for parents as well as our children.

It's a struggle for me as an autistic adult too.

We need all the support we can give and get x

That's not untrue, but sometimes the help is in the form of 'this is written by a parent'

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alnawire · 06/08/2022 16:16

How much does it cost?
Im doing this for free

You and 2 professionals are going to come up with a program for random peoples children for free?

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