Edited by bdjjmj, 11 February 2017 - 01:26 PM.
HELP...What is this and how do we change it?
Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:07 PM
I have no idea. But with neuropsychiatric stuff and *tics* in particular, consider ruling out pans/pandas (immune system angle including but not limited to the health of the immune system and some common infection culprits) on what sounds like an unpleasant journey to meds. I would pursue all of the above without delay.
Edited by wapiti, 10 January 2017 - 12:26 PM.
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:33 PM
None of my business, but I'm surprised with that list they didn't move him over to an ASD diagnosis. Has he had any ABA? How old are his evals? It sounds like he would move over to ASD with fresh evals, and that would open up doors to get you better interventions. Or he's already getting behavioral services? In our state he would get an IEP, disability scholarship, and services, even as a homeschooler. Is your state helping you with a long-term plan? Have you contacted your county board of developmental disabilities to get access to services?
Edited by OhElizabeth, 10 January 2017 - 09:33 PM.
Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:46 PM
I'm so sorry. We struggle with some inappropriate behavior with our son, and it can feel heartbreaking, yet it is much less severe than what you describe. Honestly, I think you need to consult with your doctor and seek professional help. Because it affects little siblings, I wouldn't delay but would talk you your regular doctor ASAP to get immediate assistance and guidance about the next steps to take. It can take some time to get appointments with specialists, therapists, and counselors.
The imaginary conversations sound like a symptom of something. Since you have another child on the spectrum, it seems like a possibility to pursue. The scary speech could be related to his tic disorder. Does he see a therapist for that already?
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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:33 PM
I have a 15 year old daughter with mild ID and language issues, etc. and we deal with inappropriate behavior too and I know it can be frustrating. However, we've not dealt with anything on that level. It sounds like there might be something more going on besides just the ID and SPD, especially because this is out of character for him. It could just be hormones gone wild without him having the ability to totally understand his feelings, but I'd want to rule other stuff out just to be sure first. Either way your pediatrician could help connect you with some therapists or ABA people to help him turn his internal-speech around.
Also, I remember reading in "Simply Classical" about how that author had good progress made in her son's negative thoughts and actions around that age by beginning a very simple thankfulness journal and such. I also imagine it might be extra important to fill his time/thoughts with positive books, movies, and music. If you're Christian there are these lovely little Scripture Lullaby CD's that are very soothing and not overly kiddish. My kids love them and honestly I enjoy listening to them too Anyway, if you're not Christian you might find some other soothing music for him to listen to at night, either classical or with positive affirmations.
Good luck, I'm so sorry you're having these issues, I'm sure it's very stressful right now!