Published on 12, July, 2020
I'm new to all this, seeking help as I'm totally lost. My 5 year old has been diagnosed with autism, he has speech and language delay and in particular struggles with communicating with other children and initiating play but not so much adults. I want to be able to support him but I have no idea where to even start looking for ideas tips, things to try to help him not only improve the speech aspect but also socialising . Can anyone help point me in a direction of where I can find some information, and or have a child with similar traits?.
I know one mum with autistic boy, started school this year, and 1 year younger daughter not autistic, and 11 years ago we used to rent rooms at the same flat, so we met before she got pregnant and I found…
I know one mum with autistic boy, started school this year, and 1 year younger daughter not autistic, and 11 years ago we used to rent rooms at the same flat, so we met before she got pregnant and I found out I'm autistic, she is a regular customer in a supermarket I work for 3 years now, and first thing she told me is that her boy just got diagnosed aspergers and he is just like me, it was shortly after I found out about it, I offered her advice if wanted/needed, asked how is it going with him, she said 'it's hard' and looked a lot more stressed then before, but during those 3 years she asked me once only about something, worruied it might be something bad, I told one of our 'quirks' is not something bad it's just how we communicate sometimes, and what iit probably means and she got more relaxed, I think she is doing just fine, overworrying, mums do that a lot, boy doesn't talk much yet, prefers one word communication, but I don't find it abnormal, they developed some form of comminication with sister without words I noticed, so He might be picking up body language nuances already, I never did, alexithymia is massive difficulty to me, plus he smiles back when spoken to, meaning he is happy,
so continue worrying, mums can't stop it, but you are most likely doing great, after all emotional support is ,what we crave for when we are kids, and when that is missing we can go off the rails.
I did not speak until I was 4, learnt to read later then my 1 year younger sister, I was 7, and then went to school and quickly overtaken all other kids, but I was not lucky to have supporting my quirks mum