Re: Speech ? for parents of children w/Aspergers
Hi there, My ped. said he didn't think my son had ASD, and now that he is 5 and still doesen't use his words to communicate, my DR. says I don't think he is, but if you want the lable ASD to get services, I guess that is OK, never mind the fact he was diagnosed by two other dr.s as being full blown ASD! Anyways only Mothers seem to know at this age. I have a 2 year old and he knows how to use I,me,you he, and she. But he will sometimes still copy me and say hold you or help you, when he means Me. If he understands and uses language you have alot to work with. Don't worry yourself really!!! Just take time to work with him, If he enjoys telling stories like my five year old, who cannot break focus from his own thoughts (very normal), Write a story down as he is telling it about himself with his name as the main caracter then read his story back to him saying his name many times. make up funny songs with his name in it, or you can let him pick out a doll or stuffed animal and look at the tag and say, oh my gosh this bear has the same name as you how great is that! For loud noises if he likes the park your in luck, if not you can hide his favorite thing to play with for a few days when he starts to miss it, take him to that noisey place and say, look what I found here! Your toy must like this place. I believe it is all about exposer- The way I look at it is, I better put up with the tantrums now because the clock is ticking and 8 years old will come before you know it and that is too big for out burst!! Patience and the fallow through- the two hardest things of parenting.
Last edited by Brandiof4; 05-31-2006 at 10:53 AM.