My son is now 3 yrs old and still dont talk, he however mumble one syllable words. He at times do stimming with his hands (flopping and counting fingers one near one far). He also have obsession with spinning object (fan, wheels and etc.). Lastly, at time he prefer to walk near walls and look straight however, his eyes is looking at the wall while walking. He however is very sociable, have eye contact, interact well, comes when called on and know how to follow simple instruction. We are now planning to have an Occupational Therapist work on him. Kindly share your experience pls.
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1. We have done the first part. No physical abnormality. Our schedule with neuro-developmental doctor is at September 2016.
2. We decided to start with Occupational therapy to help with pending the September 2016 appointment.
The occupational therapy might help and at least might prevent deterioration in the condition while you wait so long for your appointment. Best success to you with this!
@Patty - thanks. That is what we are hoping for.
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@Dianna - The Doctor schedule is still so far away. :( only 3 available in the island.
We are starting Occupational Therapy this Wednesday. I hope that he he simply delay in his progress.
@alexk2009 - we did all that can be done. We went to doctors. There is another one we will go but sadly the waiting time is horrible. We try getting a slot last August 2015 but the schedule they gave us is September 2016. :(
you mean he will never out grow it? i mean like staring at a ceiling fan?
Good answer. As a mom of an Autistic son (not saying your son is or isn't), some of the early signs are daunting, but can many times be tackled with good occupational therapists and family counseling. Take advantage of the many free options.
Totally agree, Annsalo!
Thank you Annsalo, We will start Occupational therapy on January 2016. Sadly, in my country there are no free option. We will start with 2 session a week.
yes. i do. he communicate just nt speech.
The fascination with fan is not that uncommon for a young child. The speech is telling you he is not progressing as he should. In the event the therapist does not get others involved, call a good social worker will draw in the proper help.
@Reynold - We are praying that the therapist will help him. We dont have social worker program here in my country but I will look into it. Thanks.