I am writing this email with a hope of getting your valuable feedback and guidance
We are from India and we are now living in a different country for my Job assignment, Here in this country, there is not much help in terms of therapists, doctors involved in physciatry or autism psychotherapy. Whatever we do is at home.
My son who is 9 years old is autistic and he is currently not on any medicine. We tried Resperidol solution for a month and as we did not see any benefit, we stopped.
He is growing up normally but with not much change in his behavior and with no language improvements, recently we noticed a change in his behavior as he gets irritated suddenly. Starts fighting, very similar to a brawl or pinches or hurts others, if we try to stop him it either aggravates or calms him. It is like a lottery.
I tried to learn and understand his behavior as it usually becomes bad if it is in requirement of certain things and if he doesn’t get them he gets agitated. We can’t fulfill all his requirements and at all times. Usually we never retaliate back but sometimes we could not control. I can’t blame myself & my wife for this as we both are under stress and more over we don’t know what to do.
He is not hyperactive, but restless occasionally, gets excited on occasions and cannot control his laughter, most of the times he is quite in a corner playing with his fingers, objects or making cranky sounds, in a good mood he spends time playing. We are trying to do everything possible but even a small task looks difficult to achieve.
I wish if you reading this email kindly give us your advice as to how to control his behavior & improve his IQ as our problems don’t seem to end.