Do this sound like Autism? Kind of long, sorry!?
-Doesn't sleep. Started at 15 mths. Goes to bed at 8, falls alseep about 9, sleeps til 12am, up at 1. Down til 3. Up at 5. Down til 7. Up all day. Sometimes naps. I have tried everything here : no sugar, caffeine, stimulation, play outside, dark rooms, bath, Lavender, stories. Nothing.
-Doesn't speak. He can say words and understand what they mean. But, doesn't speak full sentences. And the words aren't clear. I know what he's saying because I'm around him, but no one else can.
-Doesn't answer questions. I ask "how was school?" response: school. "how old are you" response: how old are you? If I ask anything, I don't get an answer. If I do it's no; even if it's "do you want a cookie? " No.
-Eats only certain foods; but it's not the taste. It's the texture. I can mash it and he will eat it. And wants ketchup on everything. Even spaghetti, ice cream, or peas.
-Throws fits. Bangs his head on the floor and doors and walls whenever he gets mad.
-"Quirks". Always bangs his elbow and the table when he's happy or mad or embarrased or shy. Over and over and over again. Put his hand over his mouth and does that indian thing "waw waw waw" over and over and over again. Everything he does is repetive. Does it more than one time.
-He is potty trained though. But he does it his way. I can ask all day long and I get no repsonse or no.
-Knows all letters, numbers, shapes, colors. Remembers everyone and everything.
-acts like he is deaf. We can scream his name right behind him and he won't listen or turn around. Loud noises don't bother him, but extremely quiet ones do. When we do get him down and we turn over in bed and it wakes him up.
Sorry so long, but his testing is Monday and I'm scared to death! Thank you for listening to a scared mama!