Child Behavior Community
Aspergers? Sensory integration?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to child behavior, discipline (behavior management), parent-child communications, and social development.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Aspergers? Sensory integration?

My son is almost 4.  He had Apraxia of speech and still has motor planning issues.  Does not ride a bike, just started jumping, immature grasp, etc.  These things all just seem delayed.  This is his second year of preschool and he is having trouble socially.  These same things were evident last year but we attributed it to his lack of speech.  (last year he was 5th percentile in speech and this year in the 95th)  he simply does not interract with the other kids at school.  He will watch what they are doing but never join in.  He participates when the whole class is doing something, (ie raising their hands, clapping, etc) but never speaks to another child or approaches them.  He stands around a lot watching, like he just doesn't know what to do.  The teachers help him start projects, make transitions, etc.  Should I be worried or is this something he will grow out of?  He is very smart and has an amazing attention span.  He loves puzzles and anything he can do one on one with an adult.  Thanks.
Related Discussions
-7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
What do you mean Apraxia of speech and then going from 5th percentile to 95th percentile in one year?  I am wondering if your son is not suffering from apraxia but instead another disorder.  My nephew suffers from apraxia and there is no way he could go from not speaking to speaking well within one year.   Please give more information so we can better help you.  One more question - you said your son "never speaks to another child or approaches them" - please comment on this as well.

Blank
13167_tn?1327197724
I agree with mama - maybe that diagnosis of apraxia should be revisited?     Sounds more like delayed speech?

How does he do if you have one child at your home?  Does he interact then?  Some kids really are not good at dealing socially with groups,  and so they hang out on the periphery,  but do great with one or two kids.
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Child Behavior Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Health Answerers
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
13167_tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Sandman2
San Pedro, CA
3149845_tn?1415046551
Blank
Life360
fort lauderdale, FL