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Old 01-07-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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Question My autistic child has developed a nervous tick?

Hi all,

My son is 6 years old and he was diagnosed with autism when se was four. He has just completed his first year of mainstream school inwhich i thought he coped quite well with. In the last 6 weeks of school befor the christmas holidays something happened at school with some older children that lead him to believe he was going to be picked on at lunch time. I went down to the school every other lunch time to monitor and found nothing happening. The school has teachers monitoring the fields while the children are playing and it seems to be a safe environment for him to play. But he had this 'idea' locked into his mind and by the end of the school term he developed a stutter, involuntary jerking of his arms and sometimes his legs. Now Ive noticed his eyes are starting to twitch. I am going to try and make an appointment with his paediatrician next week. Hes also reverted back to some of his old behaviour such as screaming and being very angry and violent which is having a massive impact on his younger brother who is 4. Has any one else experienced this.

Im from new zealand and I cannot find a message board for parents with children with disabilites. Very frustrating. Sometimes its very lonely.


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Old 01-08-2010, 12:21 AM   #2
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Re: My autistic child has developed a nervous tick?

you might want to cut right to the chase and try to get an appt. asap with a pediatric neurologist. it sounds like your son might benefit from medication, especially if he is upsetting/scaring your younger son so much. these sounds like nervous tics and child neurologists would know what to do. let us know what is happening. in the meantime, just try to keep his home life as smooth as possible and make sure there's safety and distance between your two sons.

Old 01-08-2010, 10:21 AM   #3
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Re: My autistic child has developed a nervous tick?

Thanks for your reply. Child development and Care open up on monday as we are in our christmas holidays. I will be on their case to get me an appointment asap. Something needs to be done, Im so concerned. Thanks


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