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Need help with child in my class

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  • Posted By: katieinbama
  • March 14, 2008
  • 05:04 AM

I work at a daycare with two year olds. I have this little boy in my class that may have some sort of anxiety disorder (not sure). He is still pretty new, he has been atleast seven times. He has taken to me and really doesn't want much of anything to do with the other teachers. As soon as his mother leaves is when it starts. This little boy repeats phrases over and over and over again. He cries and says the same things. If he finds something different to say, he says that over and over again. "Mrs. Katie, I want mommy." "Mrs Katie, I want to go to burger king." "Mrs. Katie Mrs. Katie Mrs. Katie." so on and so forth. He does have an autistic brother. He takes very short naps (15 -20 mins) and when he wakes up he starts all over again. If I even look like I am about to leave the room its: " Mrs. Katie don't go! Don't Go Mrs. Katie! Don't GO!" He will continue until he sees that I am not leaving or until I come back. The other teachers and I are baffled as to what we can do for this child and at the reasoning behind his repetitiveness. He is other wise a bright child that doesn't seem to exhibit any other signs of autism. Could this maybe be Asperger's Syndrome? Anyone that can offer some insight would help me greatly, because I really can't find anything else except that. Thanks in advance!

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