My husband and I are having the hardest time with my 3-year old son (7-3-2006.) Since he was young, he has been a handful,but this being our first, we just thought he was being a normal "boy." However something in my heart, is telling me something more is going on. First I thought ADD/ADHD (he's VERY active and rarely sits still any length of time) but now Asperger's has crossed my mind. Here are some of his typical behaviors.
*Started banging head against crib at 1-year - continues to do it in his carseat and against pillow before falling asleep
*Only watches TV while rocking in chair
*Doesn't listen to anyone
*Picky eater! refuses to try anything new. Only eats rotation of 5-6 items!
*Has outbursts/tantrums when things don't go his way.destroys surroundings, hit, scream, spit, throw
* Shopping can be a nightmare. Again with the hitting, screaming
* Littlest things set him off! Ex: wrong color popsicle, pizza slice isn't a perfect triangle, suckers are not round
* Frustrates easily. If he isn't able to complete a task (ex. puzzle) he will throw the entire piece across the room and give up.
* Once he is upset, it easily snowballs!! Doesn't seem to calm himself down.
My husband and I have tried different discipline techniques, but none seem to do the trick. I spoke to our peditrician about his behavior a few months back (after his former preschool stated that "he was the worse they had ever seen??") and referred us to a phycologist. stopped going because I just didn't feel it was where he needed to be (maybe I just need a better fit with a different one?)
Anyway, do you think something is going on, or am I just oversensitive about it? His former teachers and also his current ones have both expressed concern over some "sensory issues" they have seen (I'm not sure what they mean by this? Does this mean he doesn't liked to be touched or touch new things...because that doens't seem to be an issue at home.) He is VERY smart, way pass his age group.