In No Man's Land!
This is my 1st post. My husband and I are parents of an adorable 4 year old. I have had a few concerns for awhile, but convinced myself it was just my son being 'himself'.
Now his nursery staff have raised concerns, and we now have a team of helpful professionals assessing him and we have an appointment with a paediatrician this month.
He has had no previous interaction with children, until August 2008 when he started nursery. He cried when the other children came near him, got upset if he got paint or water splashed on his hands, and got distressed when he was taken to sit at the snack table with the other children. He doesn't have ANY of these characteristics now, but still doesn't interact too well, though he is improving daily, much to our and the staff's delight.
However,he has started flapping and tapping his fingers near his mouth when he is happy/excited.
From the age of 14-36 months, he headbanged daily.
Although interested in other activities, he is obsessed with numbers and letters and has developed a great skill with both.
He does give everyone full eye contact, and can speak, though it is a little delayed, he's only recently started speaking in sentences.
He doesn't and never has, waved hello or bye bye.
He's such a happy boy, and rarely gets upset or frustrated now compared to 12-18 months ago, when his temper tantrums were so bad, I avoided leaving the house for shopping etc.
There has been so many improvements, but he does have social interaction problems, and has some strange behaviour, flapping etc.
When we see the paediatrician, does anyone know what the next step is, if she also has concerns?
My husband has spent countless hours on the pc, and we are almost convinced our gorgeous son may have Aspergers Syndrome.
We are worried and feel we are presently in No man's land, just waiting for a diagnosis either way.
Any advice much appreciated. Sorry this is so long!