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whats wrong with my son ??

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 31, 2007
  • 00:51 PM

my son turned 5 a week back he was a wonderful quiet happy baby hardly made a noise he started rocking back and forward on all fours round the time they start learning to crawl we thought this was normal but he still does it and he hums the dr says he doesnt think there is anything wrong with him neither does any of the other drs we have taken him to all the kindys we have had him in complain about his hyperactivity and his behaviour i dont find him badly behaved hes hyper and he has a kind heart he still rocks back and forth and he still hums at 5 hes started prep this year and his speech and his word retreival is behind the other kids his teacher says he has auditory processing disorder we are waiting for a referral to a specialist it seems to be taking forever we thought he was deaf for a while and he also seems to get overwhelmed out in public and just want to leave he can snap in a sec want to be out the next and screaming to go home the next second if its noisy he will make alot of noise to seemly drown out the noise around him does any one know whats going on there isnt much about auditory processing and when i read about it it doesnt seem like it covers my sons whole problems

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  • I would suggest taking him to an MD that specializes in autism. I have in the past and still do a bit work with autistic children in the health field. If you give me an general area or state you are in, I have a friend who is a medical doc whose son has autism and the doc is an autism specialist. He probably knows some autism specialists in your area, as he travels and speaks a lot.
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  • I would seriously get an apt. to determine if your son is suffering from ASD (autism spectrum disorder).. aspbergers (msp?)..It is so similar to my nephew's story.He too does things to keep him calmed (his are odd auditory sounds, like shooting a gun) he dislikes comotion, public settings with stamina, and is easily frightened by sounds. Also tunes other out at will.Do not think this is a stab in the heart. Know that if it is possible, early intrevention is key! My nephew is very tender hearted and is very intelligent. I see all the time the strides that those w/ ASD are making. Society is as well becoming more supportive.I hope you get answers soon.Good luck!
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  • hi i posted the message about my son im in queensland on the gold coast i appreciate the help thankyou
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  • I also encourage you to check into autism. Twenty-five years ago I was a nanny for a little boy who was autistic. Fortunatly for this child his father worked for the federal department of education and had alot of knowledge and resources at his disposal. I have visited with his family as recently as two years ago and He is a intelligent young man who holds a job. Early diagnosis and therapy is key to helping an autistic child reach their full potential. Push for the drs to take you and your sons health seriously. Best of luck :)
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